What is the Hull Parent Carer Forum?

A parent/carer forum is a group of parents and carers of young people and children who have additional needs.
Their aim is to make sure the services in their area meet the needs of disabled children and their families.
In England there are Parent Carer Forums in almost all Local Authority areas.
Hull Parent Carer Forum works with Hull service providers – Education, Health and Social Care.
We are run by parents, for parents

Firstly what is a parent carer?

Parent carers provide support to their children, including grown up children who could not manage without their help. The child/adult can be ill, disabled, or have mental health or substance misuse problems.

As a parent carer, you are less likely to see yourself as a carer – and health and social care professionals are also less likely to see you as a carer. This is important, because once you recognize you are a carer, and that your role may be causing additional practical, emotional or financial worries, then you are more likely to look for support – which is out there.

Background

The Forum was formed in March 2007. To help parent carers in hull Navigate services and inform services on how they could do better. The steering group and parent representatives gather feed back from Parent carer members and present it to the decision makers ensuring there voices are heard, so we can achieve better out comes for SEND family’s across the city of hull.

As a result HPCF has grown in strength and numbers, and now has over 200 members. HPCF run regular meetings, events and workshops for parent carers across the city. for more information or to become a member, click on the button below.

 

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Hull City Council attendance strategy.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP New GOV guidance has been published today to improve school attendance. Hull Parent Carer Forum are working with the LA to coproduce an Attendance strategy. To…

The Humber Coast and Vale Keyworker Service.

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The Humber, Coast and Vale Keyworker Service is launched for children and young people with Learning Disability, Autism, or both with the most complex needs.   Published: 04 April 2022 to 31 December…