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.
Despite a global pandemic, 2020 has flown by for Parent Carer Forum Devon. We've been really busy but parent carers in Devon won't know about our work if we don't talk about it. So we thought it was high time for us to share a bit about what we've been up to this...
What is a Parent Carer Forum?
What you'll find on this page: Find out more about Parent Carer Forums How do Parent Carer Forums work? Who can get involved? Coproduction How to get involved Find out more about Parent Carer Forums A Parent Carer Forum is a group of parents and carers of children...
Parent Carer Autism Strategy Workshop
On Wednesday 5th October, Parent Carer Forum Devon brought together a group of parent carers and professionals from NHS Devon, Children and Family Heath Devon and Devon County Council to hear about plans for a Children and Young People (CYP) Autism Strategy for Devon....
Get in touch!
You can get in touch anytime to share any big issues or to feedback when things are working well.