Southampton
Parent Carer Forum



Empower and enable your voices to be heard

Welcome to Southampton Parent Carer Forum

We are a friendly group of parent carers who have children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged 0-25 years. We support and train parent carers to enable them to have input and be involved with shaping services alongside the professionals who provide health, education, adult and social services. Our shared mission is to improve and enhance the experiences and opportunities of children and young people with additional needs by enabling parents and carers to be heard and be at the heart of decisions about development and delivery of services in Southampton. The forum will represent the views of the collective community and not an individual voice. The role of the forum is not to advocate for individual families and will signpost to specialist services.

Quick Updates

The New Southampton City Council Short Breaks Service is launching from April 2019.Β  The new service includes the new Short Breaks card, available to all SEND families in the City, providing they are registered with the new service.

Join us at the Max Card Launch Event, more information below:-

PTSA Inclusion Conference 2019

11th JanuaryΒ 

We were delighted to be invited to present at the PTSA Inclusion Conference last week.Β  The conference is aimed at Education, Local Authority and Health staff in the local area.Β  Myself and one of our Steering Group (Gill Waring) presented a workshop about the forum, what we do and how we feel about inclusion for our children and young people.

It was a truly fantastic day, great turnout and we were very fortunate to meet and talk to Chris Packham and his beloved Scratchy, after his amazing keynote speech.

One for the wall we think πŸ™‚

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Southampton Parent Carer Forum work in partnership with Rose Road Association.

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The forum has now finished work for Half Term πŸ˜€βœ…

Have a great week, hopefully the sunny, bright weather continues - enjoy πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸŒžπŸŒ»
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SAVE THE DATE - 1st June 2019 πŸ“…πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦
SEND Information Day/Local Offer Live and Transition Fair πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

Family fun/information day - Not one to miss! Full details to follow shortly πŸ˜€
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Huge thank you to Anne Hendon-John for inviting us to visit The Polygon School today.
Another fantastic example of the phenomenal work our special schools do in the City and the staff that go over and above for our kids.

We were delighted to have school dinner with the staff and kids, which we must say, was an big improvement to school dinners I remember in our day πŸ˜πŸ›πŸ‘πŸ»

Another big thank you to Jayden and Ryan for showing us around the school and sharing so much information about the school πŸ˜€

We will be at The Polygon Target Review day in March, will be great to meet some of the Parents and Carers aswell πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€
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