Together achieving better decisions and brighter futures for Manchester families of children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

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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

Coffee Morning at Loreto College

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Hi all, I went to a great parents coffee morning at Loreto College last Friday with Julie Hicklin (SEND Lead in Manchester), Judith from Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM), and Sou Johnson SEN caseworker. They

  • Cover page of the SEND Survey report slideshow

SEND Survey (Autumn 2017) Results

January 24th, 2018|2 Comments

We shared a survey in November, asking fellow parent-carers to share what they think about the different Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services available for their child/ young person. We have now collated the (anonymised)

  • screenshot of the Manchester SEND Survey for autumn 2017

Manchester Parent Carer SEND Survey Autumn 2017

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

We have just published a survey, with the aim of getting parent-carers' views on how Education, Health, and Social Care (EHC) settings are doing in terms of meeting the needs of children and young people aged


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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.