NNPCF and Contact Conference

Annual Conference and AGM 2020-21

This year brought a whole host of challenges around putting on a conference during a pandemic.

So for the first time, a virtual conference was put on over 5 days in 2020, and 2 days in 2021.

these sessions were recorded by Contact for families with disabled children

Monday 30 November

Introduction and welcome to the 2020 virtual Contact/NNPCF conference week.

Keynote address and Q&A with Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, member of SAGE Children’s Task and Finish Group, and Chair of the NHSE Children and Young People’s Stakeholder Council.

Keynote address and Q&A with Ray James, Head of LDA at NHS England, and Sue North, Head of Children’s LDA programme.

Wellbeing and Resilience in trying times with Karen Hoe.

and its presentation.

Tuesday 1 December

Developing a system of support that is fit for purpose with Huw Davies, Chief Executive, BASE. The presentation can be viewed below.

Keynote speech with Justin Tomlinson MP, DWP Minister.

School exclusions and managed moves – DfE roundtable/listening session/workshop with Claire Hughes, Policy Advisor for Exclusions at the DfE. Below is the presentation from this Zoom session.

Wednesday 2 December

The future of area SEND inspections, presented by Nick Whittaker HMI, Specialist Adviser, Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, Ofsted.

 and the associated presentation.

Common myths in SEND law with Wendy Rainbow, Legal Team Manager, IPSEA. Below is the presentation from this Zoom session.

Mental Health – what does it mean to you? Awaiting the presentation from this Zoom session.

Thursday 3 December  

Diverse Community Engagement with Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi, Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist, Diversity Trust. Below is the presentation from this Zoom session.

Engaging children and young people in effective decision-making, presented by Jo Carr, Senior Participation Development Officer, Council for Disabled Children, and Paul Crawte, Head of Young People’s strategy, KIDS. Below is the presentation from this Zoom session.

Introduction to Parent Carer Participation, presented by Ruth Hobbs, Chair of Somerset Parent Carer and Richard Jaramba, Chair of Leicester City Parent Carer Forum.

Below is the presentation from this session.

You can also view the related recordings ‘What is a Parent Carer Forum and what do they do‘ and ‘Making a Difference: Why should I join my local Parent Carer Forum.’

Friday 4 December

Restorative practice: Removing barriers to co-production using restorative approaches with Barry Jones. Below is the presentation from this Zoom session.

Ministerial Keynote from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families.

Virtual Conference closing remarks and thanks.

The two days in March equated to what would normally have been our day 2 at the conference;

Monday 15 March

NNPCF AGM (Annual General Meeting) 

Below is the presentation for this.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing session was not recorded however you can download the Mental Health and Wellbeing for parent carer forums handout.

Tuesday 16 March 2021

What needs to change in the SEND system – we all know the problems but what are the answers?  NNPCF input into the SEND review.  

Below is the presentation for this.

Update on the SEND Review – with Mike Davies, Deputy Director, SEND Review Team.

Below is the presentation for this.

Previous Conferences

2019 AGM and Conference, Chester

2018 AGM and Conference, Coventry