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Sunderland Parent Carer Forum | Our strength is our shared experience

July 15, 2019

Welcome To Sunderland Parent Carer Forum

We are a parent led, voluntary group of parents, carers and grandparents of children and young people (CYP) aged 0-25 with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities);  our CYP have a variety of SEND.
Our aim is to give parent carers a voice in how services for CYP with SEND are shaped and delivered in the City of Sunderland, as well as an opportunity to come together and talk in a relaxed atmosphere.We do this by organising events, coffee mornings, information sessions and training events.  Our parent reps attend meetings with various organisations in health, education and social care, as well as local charity groups.
SPCF are one of 152 parent carer forums in England who are members of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums; the NNPCF has 9 regions, and we are part of the North East & Cumbria Region PCFs.
Our parent reps attend regular regional meetings, and currently our Chair is co-chair of the National Network, and regularly attends meetings in London.  Parent reps also get the opportunity to attend regional and national conferences.
This means that the voice of parent carers in Sunderland help influence services for children and young people with SEND locally, regionally and nationally!

Below are a number of dates for coffee morning events. Each date should fall on a Friday barring the December one, and they are held at Bede Tower (Bethany City Church) 10am-12pm.  I’m just waiting to hear back from David at Bede Tower as to which rooms we are in.

  • Sept 20th – Guest Hannah Finney (Citizens Advice)
  • Oct 18th
  • Nov 15th
  • Dec 11th (Wednesday)
  • Jan 17th
  • Feb 7th
  • March 20th
  • April – None due to Easter Hols
  • May 15th
  • June 19th
  • July 10th


Phone: 07393 129 858

To see this in PDF version click the link below:

  Parent Carer Forum Info and Coffee Morning dates – PDF


Link School Tudor Grove, Portland Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 1SS

Tel: 0191 562 3200
Fax: 0191 562 3201

Link School Pallion, Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 562 3126