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Our Aims of Parent Forum

Parents Forum meeting every Tuesday 10.30 am to 2 pm YES 115 Briscoe Lane Newton Heath M40 2TP

To enable parents meeting to make their views known to service providers.

To find out what support and services children and families need 

To ensure that good practice, knowledge and shared expertise about parent participation continues to grow and strengthen

Represent parent meeting locally.

Hold information days and workshops Feedback to parent carers on meetings we attend.

To promote disability equality and challenge discrimination. 

We carry out activities to benefit parents, carers and families.

We carry out activities to benefit parents, carers and families. 

The work we do is focused in the following areas:

Enabling families to have a voice. Support the development of parent carer participation, a process in which parents work

together with professionals to make improvements to local services. We act as a conduct for a wide variety of local professionals in their work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Enabling families to support themselves and each other. Support some of the challenges for families, including battling attitudes, stigma, poverty and isolation from their local communities. Everybody involved with our company is empathetic with the issues and challenges that parents and carers are facing; they have been there, have faced those real life experiences. We bring parents carers together for practical and emotional support. We support information in relation to welfare reform, challenging behavior, managing relationships and transitions. We connect families going through similar experiences or whose child has the same condition. We organise meetings so parents can make new friends and socialise. 

Why get involved?

You are the expert. If you are the parent of a child who has Special Educational Needs and/or Learning Disabilities/Autism, then you are an expert on the support and service that you and your child both need. Here is an opportunity for you to share this knowledge with others, including the professionals who make decisions that directly affect you. You have insight. This is your chance to give local authority officers and other decision makers a unique insight into the impact of services on the lives of families with disabled children, and contributing to service development from the service user’s perspective.

Who Are the Hard to Reach Parents?

Parents who do not speak or read English and/or are isolated

Parents whose children are ‘under the radar’ because their children have moderate disabilities and are in mainstream settings

Parents who move round a lot and/or are in temporary accommodation working parents.

Parents who live in geographically isolated areas.