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



We are holding our annual SEND Information Day/Transition Fair on Saturday 1st June 2019, pop the date in your diary, more information to follow shortly 🙂

PTSA Inclusion Conference 2019

11th January 

We were delighted to be invited to present at the PTSA Inclusion Conference last week.  The conference is aimed at Education, Local Authority and Health staff in the local area.  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 🙂


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

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We are still finding out what the new Max Card entitles us too in Hampshire and surrounding areas, any idea if there is a handy guide? Also can you access any buddy type daycamps for the summer like the YMCA ones we used to use with the Buzz Card? ... See MoreSee Less

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Active Nation would like some feedback on the first two weeks of their new summer activities programme.

Please take a moment to complete their feedback form here:

Planning for a term time activities programme is also underway, and they would like to know what 1.5 hour time slots would be useful in the week. Please write your suggestions in the 'anything else' box on the feedback form
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If you have attended any of the Active nation max card sessions over the last two weeks, please complete the feedback survey in the attached post 👍🏻 and any ideas on future sessions would be welcomed - thank you 😊

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Hi all! Hopefully you've seen and been part of our SEND summer programme of activities. We're now getting towards the end of the second week and would hugely appreciate some feedback in order to shap...

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