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.


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

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.


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]



Here you can find out about what work Families in Partnership has been involved with.

Families in Partnership Parent Carer Representatives have recently been involved in attending meetings with the Local Authority to discuss the content for the Local Offer

Short Breaks Update - May 2019

One year into the improvement plan for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Families in Partnership Autumn Newsletter

Read here

SEND Improvement Plan

SEND Inspection Report 2018

In March 2018, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission inspected how effectively the special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision is delivered in Worcestershire by the Council together with NHS Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups. Inspectors looked at the local information that is provided across the county on services to support children and young people and their parents and carers. They reviewed joint commissioning between health services and the Council, and the way schools support children in mainstream education. Inspectors also looked at assessments and planning for children and young people with special educational needs and disability.

A SEND strategy for Worcestershire has been put in to place and we are also looking at the feedback that the Peer Review told us last year. Improvements were recognised by inspectors but it was found that children and young people who have SEND are not provided with the quality of support and service they are entitled to.

To read more about the Send Improvement Plan please click here

Co-Production week took place 1-5 July 2019. Please see below a short video that Families in Partnership was involved in for Co-Production Week

Families in Partnership represent the Parent Carer voice for those with children who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ages 0-25 years in Worcestershire. As a group of passionate Parent Carer Representatives, we work in co-production with a variety of organisations bringing lived experience and knowledge to the decision-making process that impact on SEND children throughout the County.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Services

Local health, social and education services are working together to provide services for children and young people who have special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND). A lot of activity has taken place in the last 12 months to try to improve these services. We want parents and carers to be fully involved in shaping these services going forward so that they are effective and work for you and your children.

Responses will be analysed by Worcestershire County Council and Families in Partnership and a summary report will be produced.

Healthwatch Report - Children and Young Peoples Mental Health March 2019

Umbrella Pathway Report

Generation Can Video