The special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision (AP) consultation was published at the end of March. The NNPCF have been working with the Green Paper team at the Department for Education (DfE) to organise a series of engagement events for parent carer forums to feedback and discuss the plans outlined in the Green Paper.
There are three different categories of events:
A national webinar hosted by NNPCF co-chairs Tina Emery and Mrunal Sisodia – 12 noon 23 May
At this event Mrunal and Tina will share the initial NNPCF response to the proposals. The session will step through the Green Paper outlining which proposals the NNPCF supports and which we have concerns about. The session will be interactive, and we will be seeking flash feedback from parent carer forums on their views of some of the proposals in the Green Paper. We will also outline the different ways that parent carer forums as well as individual parents can respond to the consultation and have their voices heard.
To sign up for this event please use the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModeCvrTwoGNUve-OwXisL0SQaUniHSchz
Regional events hosted by the Department for Education for Parent Carer Forums
The DfE Green Paper team will be attending NNPCF regional events to share the thinking behind the Green Paper and to have a discussion with regional parent carer groups about their thoughts on the proposals. In these sessions the DfE team will offer a short presentation of 20-30 minutes and then will take feedback and questions relating to the Green Paper for the rest of the hour. The objective of these sessions is to offer parent carer forums the opportunity to have frank and honest exchanges with the DfE team. The sessions will not be recorded due to confidentiality reasons.
The schedule of events is as follows:
|Region||Date||Time||Virtual or in person meeting|
|North East||26 May||11am – 12.30pm||Virtual|
|Yorkshire and Humber||24 May||10am||In person York|
|West Midlands||16 May||1pm||Virtual|
|East Midlands||8 June||10am||Virtual|
|East of England||12 May||10am-2pm||In person – Cambridge|
|London ||16 May||10am-12.30pm||Virtual|
|South East||20 May||10am-12noon||Virtual|
|South West||10 May||12:30pm-2pm||Virtual (Teams)|
Details of how to join these meetings will be sent out through the usual regional parent carer forum channels.
National SEND review briefing hosted by Minister Will Quince
We are currently working with the DfE to organise a national webinar. This will give parent carer forums the opportunity to discuss and feedback to the DfE on the proposals set out in the Green Paper. Children and Families Minister Will Quince will host this event. Once the dates have been confirmed we will publish the webinar, with more information including how to register for the session.