South Tyneside are excited to introduce a new Parent Carer Forum for families of children and young people aged 0-25 with additional support needs and disabilities. It is an independent forum led by parents. They work in partnership with commissioners and services across health, social services and education.
The aim of the Forum is to help parents and carers share their knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work so well; to help support services focus their efforts on high quality support. They want to ensure that family voices are heard by planners and decision makers. They also aim to signpost parents to advice and information, to help them through their journey as carers of a disabled child or young person.
You can find out more about the forum and what they do on their Facebook page. Follow them to find out what they are doing in the local area to improve SEND services.
You might also want to follow South Tyneside Local Offer Facebook page to keep updated of future events.