We are the new forum for parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in East Sussex.
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 service providing organisations: please get in touch to discuss how we can work together to strengthen your support to local families.
Become a parent carer member of the East Sussex Parent Carer Forum
We want to reach out to as many families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities in East Sussex as possible. By becoming a member of the forum, you will join your voice with that of other parent carers from across East Sussex. You will receive updates via the ESPCF regular newsletter, which will include feedback, useful information, events and opportunities to take part in ESPCF surveys. ESPCF is YOUR forum.
ESPCF is supported by Amaze, a charity that offers advice and support to parents and carers of children with special needs and disabilities in Sussex. Amaze provides administration, financial and IT support to ESPCF.
ESPCF is part of a network of over 150 Parent Carer Forums from across England who come together in the National Network of Parent Carers Forum (NNPCF). Parent Carer Forums are also supported by Contact. For more information on parent carer forums: https://contact.org.uk/get-involved/parent-carer-participation