Placing the views of all parent carers at the heart of decision making.

We are the new forum for parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in East Sussex.

About Us

We work together to ensure every parent carer in East Sussex feels that their voice, their views and their experiences matter and contribute towards developing and improving services. We do this by:

Reaching out to parent carers to hear their views

Representing parents’ experience and expertise to decision-makers

Making recommendations for service improvement

For Parent Carers:

Please join us and get involved in raising awareness of our children’s needs, recognition of our role as parent carers and bringing about change.

For Organisations that Provide a Service:

Please get in touch to discuss how we can work together to strengthen your support to local families.

News and Resources

SEND inclusion conference summary

Read about the SEND (special educational needs & disabilities) inclusion conference which we recently attended. This is an event for school SENCOs, inclusion managers, and pastoral leads.

Parent carer annual survey 2023

Take part in our first ever annual parent carer survey. We'd like to measure your experiences of East Sussex SEND services, support, and provision.

Home to school transport: October 2023 update

ESPCF recently met with the principal transport officer at East Sussex County Council to share feedback from parent carers and discuss ways to improve the availability and accessibility of information for families.