News and Resources


Return to school in September

For SEND families, there are lots of factors to take into account ahead of schools fully reopening in September, and we know many of you may not feel ready yet. A big concern is around whether the right support will be in place for your child or young person. ESPCF has been working hard to ... Read more

Letter to Sussex leaders about September guidance to schools

ESPCF and a group of local charities and parent carer forums are writing collectively to ask that they give, and/or actively encourage school leaders and decision makers, both locally and in government to give, all children and young people the best possible welcome back to school in September, with a clear focus on the needs ... Read more

East Sussex Parent Carer Forum announces new chair

We are delighted to announce that Holly Riley-Saxby will be the new East Sussex Parent Carer Forum (ESPCF) chair. Holly will lead the forum through its next phase (July to December 2020), working to ensure that it delivers on its vision, mission, and values, while championing co-production of services with parent carers of children and ... Read more

Risk assessment factsheet

Following feedback from parent carers, we have produced a factsheet to help explain the risk assessment process: what it is, what happens, and how to ensure you are properly involved. ESPCF Risk Assessment Factsheet

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Useful resources for families

This is an extremely challenging time for families and we recognise that trying to find the specific information you need can feel overwhelming. As a result of feedback we have received from you, we have created one resource document which is clearly labelled according to different needs, for example challenging behaviour, sensory issues, communication, and ... Read more

Covid-19 – Tell us your concerns

We want to hear from you directly about the challenges you and your family are facing during the coronavirus pandemic. We are committed to providing a two-way street for feedback between parent carers and the services you use, including education, health and social care. We will collate your queries and concerns to feed into our ... Read more