SENDIASS guidance for Parent Carer Forums
A parent carer forum is a group of parents and carers of children with additional needs or disabilities.
The aim of parent carer forums is to make sure that the services in their local area meet the needs of children with additional needs or disabilities and their families.
They do this by gathering the views of local families and then working in partnership with local authorities, education, health and other providers to highlight where local services and processes are working well, or challenge when changes or improvements need to be made.
Parent carer forums represents the views of parents in their local area but do not advocate for individual families.
Who can join a parent carer forum?
Any parent carer of a child with additional needs or disability is welcome to join their local parent carer forum. By joining you will receive updates on local consultations and have the opportunity to have your say on what matters to you as a parent carer.