Parent Carer Forum

Families in Partnership     

‘Families in Partnership’ is a Parent Carer Forum. A Parent Carer Forum is a group of parents and carers of disabled children who work with local authorities, education, health and other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families.

Worcestershire's SEND Charter

Our commitment to working together in Partnership

This charter has been created by Families in Partnership, Worcestershire's recognised Parent Carer Forum and all of the partner members of Worcestershire's SEND Improvement Board.

It outlines our agreed way of working together to create good services for our children and young people.

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Worcestershire’s Parent Carer Forum links to the National Network of Parent Carer Forums.

http://www.nnpcf.org.uk

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is the independent national voice of parent carer forums and their mission is to deliver better outcomes for families living with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Families in Partnership also link into the West Midlands Regional Parent Carer Forum.

To read more about NNPCF and the WM Parent Carer Forum, as well as our Aims and how we work together in partnership please see the About Us page.

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Are you a Local Authority or Health department or Education setting that would like to request a parent carer representative to work alongside you.  FiP have trained and supported Parent representatives who have the experience and expertise to ensure you gain the understanding of families in Worcestershire.

Please complete the request form HERE and email to

[email protected]

           

Families in Partnership welcome new members. By completing the Membership Form you will become a member of Families in Partnership and help to represent the Parent Carer voice for those with children who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ages 0-25 years within Worcestershire. Families in Partnership bring together a group of passionate Parent Carers and provide the voice that is essential for getting our children’s needs met within the County and beyond.

Families in Partnership want to ensure that the parent carer voice is heard around the issues that matter to you so by filling out this form you can help us to understand this and seek to share your views in the work we do.

To become a member please click HERE for the Online Membership Form 

Membership and Other Opportunities to Get Involved

There are many benefits to becoming a member of Families in Partnership. By filling out the membership form you will receive updates on consultations, surveys, questionnaires and have the opportunity to have your say on what matters to you as a parent carer.

There are other voluntary roles available within FiP which you can express an interest in becoming involved in, including Parent Carer Representatives and Steering Group members. Both roles carry their own responsibilities and promote the co-productive nature of the work we do to shape policy and services.

If you wish to become a Parent Carer Representative, and attend Strategic meetings to represent the views of other parent carers, please let us know in your membership form or contact us. Having registered your interest, we will contact you and discuss the role further which is fully supported and training will be given.

Parent Carer Rep Role Description can be found here

If you wish to become a Steering Group member and attend the Steering Group for Families in Partnership helping to inform the work the Parent Carer Forum achieves, please let us know in your membership form or contact us. Having registered your interest, we will contact you and discuss the role further which is fully supported and training will be given.

Link to Steering Group Member Role Description Here