Halton SEND Carers Forum

A voice for parents and carers living in Halton with children with a disability or special education needs. Supporting contact for parent carers and service providers in Halton

A voice for Halton SEND families

The Halton SEND Carer’s Forum is a voice to inform families with children with additional needs of the services in our local area which may be beneficial to your child.

Signposts to information

We direct parent carers to information and services provided for our children with special educational needs and or disabilities and young people including their families in Halton.

Providing feedback to service providers

The forum works to provide feedback on services, information sharing  and input into decision making and planning for future service provision.

Improving SEND services in Halton

The parent forum believes that by working co-operatively with local service providers, parents can help to improve the services delivered for children and young people with SEND.

COVID 19 Advice

An explanation of the current Government advice on the coronavirus crisis is available in Easy Read format as a PDF to download (6mb)

 

Come to a meeting

We are always pleased to welcome new members to the Forum. While there are no physical meetings due to COVID19, come and meet us on Facebook instead, there are plenty of lively discussions and interesting information for parents and carers on there.

Ask us a question

Worried or confused by red tape? Unsure about services available in the Halton area?

Ask us, we have a friendly panel of professional people who can help

Guidance for staying safe online

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Who can be a member of the Forum?

Membership is open to residents of Halton Borough who are parents/carers of a child with a disability, aged 0 – 25 using children’s services.

How many meetings will I have to attend?

There are 10 Steering Committee Meetings a year (none in August and December), plus Strategic Group meetings which vary from monthly to bi monthly. There are also Forum events quarterly. You can choose to attend all of these or a selection of them, whichever suits you best.

Does membership cost anything?

The Forum is free to join. We will reimburse you travel expenses for fuel/train or bus

Who do I contact to join or ask questions?

 use the contact form on this website .