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

  • A finger-painted Christmas tree plus the words "Happy Lockmas 2020"
  • A waving snowman with a snowy background and candy canes in front, plus the words "Merry Christmas" and "Happy new year"
  • A snowman standing in front of Santa's workshop

Christmas Artwork from SEND Families

January 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Last month, we published a friendly competition asking families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester to submit artworks that we can use as cover designs for our 2020

  • handcrafted Christmas cards and art materials on a table | image source:

Design-a-Christmas-Card Contest

December 20th, 2020|0 Comments

We heard that some families are having difficulty posting entries so we decided to extend the deadline to 3pm today. If you're finding it difficult to post on our page, please try the following: If

  • photo of 4CT's original Paperbag Playscheme, overlayed with Christmas tree and Santa emojis
  • A sample Christmas Sensory Box from MPCF and 4CT Limited
  • Some of the contents of our Christmas Sensory Box

Christmas Sensory Boxes with 4CT

December 10th, 2020|0 Comments

We are sorry to say that this project is now closed for applications, as all Christmas Sensory Boxes have now been allocated. This holiday season, we are partnering with 4CT Limited to deliver "Christmas

Upcoming Events

Support for SEND Families

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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.