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

  • This screenshot of the SEND Local Offer newsletter shows Odd Arts' logo, accompanied by the text "Creative workshops exclusive for children and young people with additional needs", more info about the workshops, and followed by the date/times of the sessions and booking information.

Easter SEND Community Offer

April 7th, 2022|0 Comments

We are pleased to share that there are plenty of FREE activities that Manchester's SEND families can access over the Easter holidays. This is part of a packed SEND Community Offer for families living in

Upcoming Events

GMAC Sensory Needs Parent Seminar

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Yoga for Parent-Carers

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

EHCP Moderation – Parent Panel

May 27 @ 10:00 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.