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.



From Monday 23 March to Wednesday 25 March 2020, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit of Worcestershire County Council local area following the previous inspection that took place between Monday 05 March and Friday 09 March 2018.

The re-visit will evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of serious weaknesses detailed in the written statement of action (WSOA). 

During the re-visit, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible, specifically about the weaknesses identified in the WSOA. 

How can parents and carers contribute their views during this local area re-visit?

The inspectors will gather the contributions of parents and families through an online survey and a face-to-face open meeting. The focus of the online survey and open meeting will be set by the inspectors and will be based on the WSOA.

  1. Parents and carers who would like to take part in this survey can follow this internet link: The survey will open at 12 noon on Friday 13 March 2020 and close at 12 noon on Thursday 19 March 2020.

Parents and carers can submit their contributions via the online survey using the link provided above.

  1. Parents and carers can contact their local Parent Carer Forum to request details of how to be part of the discussions between parents and carers and the Ofsted/CQC re-visit team. Please email [email protected].


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]