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.
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Response to Ofsted/CQC SEND Revisit
Between 23rd to 25th May 2022, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) revisited the Devon Local Area. You can read the report here. The inspectors have asked us to pass on their thanks to the families who took part. They hoped parents felt listened to....
Survey Report 2022
PCFD Survey Report 2022. Our survey was open during October & November 2021 and was completed by 719 people.
Get in touch!
You can get in touch anytime to share any big issues or to feedback when things are working well.