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


The Forum was formed in March 2007, at the request of senior managers across health, education, social services and the voluntary sector in Hull.

Over the years the Forum has grown in strength and numbers. The Forum now has around 190 members with a core group who meet with strategic leads in Hull and feed back parents views.

We listen to parent carers views and ensure they are heard and represented.
We log their issues and experiences and ensure that professional partners are aware of the challenges and good practice that families see day to day.

We run regular meetings, events and workshops for parent carers throughout the city to encourage parents to take up the challenge of participation.

The work we do helps shape local, regional and national services and policies, with our members regularly attending regional and national meetings, conferences and workshops.

We are currently very involved with the Local Authority in the SEND reforms and in particular during and after the Ofsted/CQC Inspection.
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Mission Statement

Our mission is for Hull Parent Carer Forum to be a well informed, connected and empowered community of families of children with disabilities or additional needs, offering support to each other and working in partnership with service providers to create quality services that meet the needs of all parent carers and their children.


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We believe that working together we can explain our experiences, views and solutions more clearly and strongly. Together we can make a difference and get our voice heard.

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