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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Earlier this week Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced a SEND revisit on 23-25 May 2022. You can read their letter here. The purpose of the visit is to decide whether the local area has made sufficient progress in addressing the areas of significant...
Lots of families have questions about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Early Years in Devon! To help find answers, on 11th November 2021, Parent Carer Forum Devon (PCFD) brought together a range of professionals including Devon Information, Advice...