BPCF is a member of the national network of parent carer forums, and is an officially constituted body.
We are a constituted body
We aim for a broad membership of Parent carers to ensure a representation of age, gender, disability, ethnicity, type of education and parents’ skills and abilities. There is currently a steering group that meets about every 6 weeks in the evening, and sub committees communications and marketing and our constitution. By getting involved you can have a say in what matters to the child or young person in your family.
Why get involved?
You are the expert. If you are the parent of a child who has Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, then you are an expert on the support and services that you and your child both need. Here is an opportunity for you to share this knowledge with others, including the professionals who make decisions that directly affect you.
You have insight. This is your chance to give local authority officers and other decision makers a unique insight into the impact of services on the lives of families with disabled children, and contributing to service development from the service users perspective.
Develop yourself. Other forums report that parents volunteering their time can have raised self- esteem and develop other skills and experience.