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

Latest Posts

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  • Screenshot of MPCF's autumn half-term 2019 spreadsheet of SEND activities

Things To Do This Autumn Half-Term

October 28th, 2019|0 Comments

The MPCF Team gathered a list of SEND-friendly activities and events happening across Greater Manchester this half-term (and in the couple of weeks following) and we'd like to share it with you. Do forgive us if

  • A cropped version of the flyer for the GMCA Complex Needs Service Review, showing details of the initiative + logos of GMCA and CDC

GMCA Complex Needs Service Review

October 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is currently doing a review of the services that children and young people with complex needs access. The aim of the review is to find out: What is working well and

Upcoming Events

Transition Policy Review

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

SEND Early Help Drop-in @ South Manchester

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.