Supporting Parent Carer Forums across Bedfordshire
In 2011 FUN organised the first parent carer forums within the county. There are now three Parent Carer Forums operating independently within Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough.
Parent Carer Forums create opportunities for parents of disabled children and young people to work with local authorities that provide services for their families within the county; in order to improve the way that these services are designed and delivered.
The purpose of each Forum is to bring parent carers together to improve services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), aged from birth and 25 years.
Parent Carer Forums seek the views of parent carers within the county to better understand their needs and the challenges that they face. With a collective voice, parents can then help to shape the education, social care and health services provided for their children within their local area.
If you are the parent of a child or young person with a disability or additional need, and you would like to get involved, please contact your local Forum using the links below:
Central Bedfordshire www.snapcentralbeds.org.uk
Luton Borough www.lutonforum.org.uk
Bedford Borough www.bbpcf.org.uk