City Parent Carer Forum
The City Parent Carer Forum is for parents and carers of all children and young people in the City of London who have special educational needs and or a disability (SEND).
Parents and carers of children and young people who have an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan have been meeting once a term with local authority officers to talk about the services we would like to see for our children and young people. We are developing and growing to include parents and carers of all children and young people with SEND regardless of whether they have an EHC plan.
We are working with the City of London and the City and Hackney CCG to ensure that our voices are heard when decisions are being made which may affect our children and young people. We are represented on the City of London’s SEND Programme Board.
What is a Parent Carer Forum and what does it do?
- Represent the collective voice of parents and carers in the City;
- Work with the City of London, NHS and other support groups to shape our services;
- We are pan-disability (0 - 25yrs);
- Provide a range of consultation opportunities;
- Provide fun and social events/opportunities for "time out" and peer support;
- Signpost families to appropriate services
We want to hear from you!
- Email us with your views and experiences about our services (the good and not so good);
- Send suggestions for future events, information, activities and presentations/speakers;
- Apply for membership or update your details here. A goody-bag will be sent to anyone who completes this form (please ensure you include your postal address)
We have an active WhatsApp group that can be joined by contacting the dedicated number, below. Because we are a small group we tend to organise the coffee meetings via that.
In other news
Date updated: 7/02/2023
The City of London Carers Strategy 2023-27 Public Consultation – survey closed on 3 May 2023.
The strategy consultation has ended, and based on feedback the strategy is being revised for final off sign off by the Department of Community and Children's Services Committee in September. Thank you to everyone who participated in the development of the strategy.