News and Resources


October 2023 update

Read our October update including the recent call for feedback on PDA, exclusions, transport, and the mental heath referral process; a reminder about Ofsted SEND inspections; plus where our NDP team have visited.

EBSA for me

During her family’s most difficult time with emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA), a parent carer in East Sussex kept notes of how she was feeling. With her and her child’s permission, we’re publishing it here in the hope that it will help others.

Representing your voice

Read about the results of our poll asking if you think we're doing a good job, and for information about our funding, reporting, and what we do day-to-day.

Your impact – ESPCF reference group

We are often asking parent carers for their feedback - this is a core part of our work, feeding in your views and experiences to try and influence positive change. Click here to read a recent example of what happened with a specific piece of parent carer feedback.

Home to school transport July 2023 update

We asked the transport hub at East Sussex County Council for an update on issues previously raised by parent carers, including driver and passenger assistant training, ID badges, and familiarisation visits.

Schools workstreams

ESPCF is involved in two groups which are working directly on issues relating to schools: school parent carer charter and primary to secondary transitions. Read on to find out what more.