Vision and Mission

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is the independent national voice of Parent Carer Forums.

Our mission is to deliver better outcomes for families living with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We aim to:

  • create a culture of participation and co-production across the education, health, social care and the voluntary sectors. This means that we are involved in all aspects of designing, commissioning, delivering and reviewing services as an equal partner.
  • empower our members to ensure that their voices are heard at a local, regional and national level
  • inspire our partners by sharing good practice and knowledge. 

Our vision is for the best possible opportunities and futures for all children and young people with SEND and their families.

Who are we?

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is a parent carer led organisation, which has a network of 151 local Parent Carer Forums (PCFs) nationwide. Our role is to champion strategic parent participation at a local, regional and national level.

Each of the local Parent Carer Forums work within their region, and each region is represented by their National Steering Group member(s). The Steering Group is made up of ten members who are recruited with the support of their region; they represent the nine regional areas in England (with two based in London) to ensure that the collective voices of members of local Parent Carer Forums are heard at a national level by working together.

Parent Carer Forums are representative local groups of parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities who work alongside local authorities, education, health and other service providers to ensure the services they plan, commission, deliver and monitor meet the needs of children and families

Para 1.13 SEND Code of Practice 2015