Welcome to our new site
Parent Carer Forum Devon is an organised group of 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.
We do this by gathering the views of local families and then working in partnership with local authorities, education settings, health providers and other professionals to highlight where local services, processes and commissioners are working well, or challenge when changes or improvements need to be made.
Parent carers can often pinpoint problems frequently experienced by families with children with SEND. The forum can then share this information with the local authority and local health services. This knowledge is useful to professionals as they plan services to meet needs.
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.
- December DigestDespite 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 … Continue reading
- SEND Transformation at Devon County CouncilParent Carer Forum Devon has been asked to share an open letter from Dawn Stabb (Head of Education and Learning) with parents and carers across Devon. The letter explains Phase … Continue reading
- Meetings with Leaders at Devon County CouncilIn July 2020, Parent Carer Forum Devon hosted two online meetings between Parent Carers and leaders at Devon County Council – Jo Olsson (Chief Officer for Children’s Services), Dawn Stabb … Continue reading
- What we’ve been up toAfter a bit of a false start in September 2019, we really got going as a Forum in January 2020. The co-chairs have been making connections and meeting lots of … Continue reading