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 word cloud of parents' definitions of wellness; the word cloud is in the shape of 2 hands holding a heart
  • a word cloud showing what parents do to keep mentally well; the word cloud is in the shape of a brain
  • a word cloud showing what parents do to keep physically well; the word cloud is in the shape of a person with arms spread wide

Sharing Our Wellness 2019

February 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Last December, we ran an "Emotional Resilience Workshop for Parents-Carers" - this was delivered by fellow SEND parent, Geraldine Hills and was well-received by all who attended. During the workshop, we looked at becoming more resilient

  • cropped version of the Matrix Challenge poster | image source:

Matrix Challenge

January 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Manchester City Council recently forwarded to us an email from Greater Manchester Autism Consortium (GMAC) about the Matrix Challenge, a cyber skills competition for young people aged 11 to 17 years across the United Kingdom. In

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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.