For Parents of Children with SEND

1st February 2020

The Local Authority are in the process of setting up a new Parent Carer Forum, Contact, which replaces the forum called ‘In it Together’. They would really like to have your views. A parent carer forum is a group of parents and carers of children with special educational needs and or disability (SEND). The aim is to make sure the services in your area meet the needs of SEND children, young people and their families. They do this by gathering the views of local families and then working in partnership with local authorities, education settings, health providers and other providers to highlight where local services, processes and commissioners are working well, or challenge when changes or improvements need to be made. Forums usually have a steering group of parents who lead this work and listen to the views of other parents in the local area to make sure they know what is important to them. Parents of a child with any type of additional need or disability are welcome to join. Contact will be working with other organisations in Northumberland to develop a new forum and would really like to hear your views on how you think the forum would work best for you. There will be meetings taking place across the County (see below) but if you would like to be involved or need more information please email
* 27th February 2020 Northumberland CVA, 107-109 Station Road, Ashington, NE63 8RS 10.30am to 12.30
* 3rd March 2020 Barnado’s Devonworth Place, Blyth, NE24 5AQ 10.30 am to 12.30