Helping Shape and Develop Services Available to Children

Manchester Parent Carer Forum works to represent the ‘voice’ of parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We are a group of volunteer parents and carers. We endeavour to work in partnership with Manchester Local Authority, Education, Health, Social Care and other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of Manchester families.


Manchester Parent Carer Forum provides an opportunity for parents and carers to receive information, share their voice and come together. We can then identify the trending issues. This ensures that our members are fully represented during the design, development, delivery and review of services whilst working in partnership with providers.

MPCF's Core Values : Equality, Respect, Empathy, Partnership

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  • flowchart showing the recommended pathway for Autism from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Social Communication Pathway FAQs

April 10th, 2021|0 Comments

Last March, we held a virtual Question-and-Answer session with the Social Communication Pathway (SCP) Team so that parents and carers can learn more about this new autism assessment pathway in Manchester. A few parents joined

  • The top row says "Explore Manchester" using fancy red font, followed by a colourful row of hand prints. The bottom row shows the MPCF, 4CT, Local Offer and DfE logos, respectively.

Explore Manchester

March 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Over the past year, the pandemic has limited the things that we can do and the places we can visit. We know that many children & young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

  • This screenshot of the live Facebook chat with Carers Manchester shows Will (Carers Manchester) and Cath (MPCF) at the top, with the comments section at the bottom mentioning the charity, Contact, and a background story about Cath.

Live Chat with Carers Manchester

February 27th, 2021|0 Comments

Screenshot of my chat with Carers Manchester Yesterday, I had a Zoom chat with Will from Carers Manchester, where I talked about how the lockdown affected my family, what it meant for me as

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Who can join Manchester Parent Carer Forum?

Parents or carers of a child/young person aged 0-25 with any type of additional need or disability and living in Manchester are welcome to join. Joining our forum does not mean you have to commit lots of time. You can join and receive information, and then decide later if you want to get more involved at your own pace.

The forum represents the views of parents in the local area but does not advocate for individual families.