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

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Short Breaks Listening Session

October 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Over the past few weeks, we have been in discussions with Manchester City Council as part of our Short Breaks Co-production Pathway work. In true spirit of co-production, the city council is inviting MPCF members and

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Parent Sharing: Request to Use a Disabled Toilet

October 7th, 2018|0 Comments

During the summer holidays, as we were driving past a huge gym, my daughter who has special needs desperately needed the toilet. I immediately drove into the car park of the fitness centre and asked my

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Parent Sharing: Grocery Shopping with a Child with Autism

October 7th, 2018|1 Comment

Whilst out shopping with my daughter a few months ago I had an upsetting experience! We were in a large supermarket and my child was in the special needs shopping trolley and a customer walked past


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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.