Welcome to Parent Carer Forum Devon
Parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within Devon local authority. Our aim is to make sure that services provided by education, health and care meet the needs of children with SEND and their families.
Build Parent Power
We connect with parents across the county and this helps us to understand the wide picture of what life is really like for families – identifying problems as well as what’s working well.
We work in partnership with the Local Authority (LA), the NHS and other professionals to make sure that services in Devon are accessible and meet the needs of children and their families.
Our Plans for the Future
Hear from seldom heard groups
Recruit more PCFD Reps
We need to adapt
Right now we are in unknown times, and education, health and care are needing to adapt and change their response in how to meet the needs of our children and families. It is really important to hear what’s working well and also what is difficult right now, and through the forum’s regular meetings and conversations with education health and care we can feed back in the lived experience of Devon families during the COVID19 pandemic.
On Tuesday 23rd March 2021, Parent Carer Forum Devon hosted an opportunity for Parent Carers to meet Devon County Council's new Chief Officer for Children's Services and her team. Parent Carers had the opportunity to have conversations and to speak directly with:...
On 16th and 17th March 2021, Parent Carer Forum Devon hosted two open sessions so that parent carers could hear about SEND Transformation in Devon and share their views. We invited Helen Molteno who is the SEND Transformation Lead. First she described the SEND Vision...