West Sussex Parent Carer Forum
We are an independent charity run mostly by parent volunteers; we represent parent/carer views to various organisations and professional bodies to improve county/health/social care services for disabled children, young people and their families.
What we do:
- Represent the views and lived experiences of parents/carers to the appropriate bodies within health, education and social care.
- Provide advice and support parents through training, conferences and roadshows to empower you when working with practitioners who are supporting your child/young person.
- Provide holistic information and signpost you to relevant services including health, education, social care and voluntary organisations.
- Our phone is manned Mon – Fri, if you leave a message, your call will be returned. Become a member and receive our email bulletins on a regular basis. We use our Facebook page to post information and local/national updates.
Our users say:
“Having attended the Making your Voice Heard’ training I felt more confident in speaking to professionals about my son’s needs, thank you”
Planning for the Future Decision Making -...
Philip Warford of Renaissance Legal will present a Decision Making Seminar to Parents and Carers. This Seminar is about Decision Making which includes topics around the Court of Protection, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Mental Capacity. Philip will talk about what the future holds when your child reaches 18. The fundamental principle is that no one has the right to make decisions on behalf of
All Things SEND - Virtual Workshop
Online Information/Signposting/Workshop Event for Parents/Carers in West Sussex. West Sussex Parent Carer Forum are very excited to bring you a new virtual experience (during these strange times we find ourselves in) With a little help from Zoom we will offer a variety of workshops, Q&A's, Information sessions and even a little self care from a number of organisations around West Sussex.
Coffee, Cake, Information & Networking
Drop in, have a free coffee and a piece of cake, meet different providers and professionals and find out how to start using services. The professionals are here to support you and your family on your journey with your child or young person with SEND. Travel costs for parent carers can be reimbursed and free parking is available.