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About

CONNECTING CREATING COPRODUCING

The City Parent Carer Forum (CPCF) is a group of parents and carers of children and young people (0 to 25 years old) who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. We are a pan disability organisation and believe that by working together we can achieve the best outcomes for children, young people and their families.


There are over 150 Parent/Carer forums nationwide and as one of those forums, our aim in the City is make sure that services are designed and developed to best meet the needs of City of London SEND families.  We do this by using your experiences and expertise to work in partnership with the Local Authority and Health to shape the services you want and need for your families.  We are a supportive SEND group of like-minded parents and carers who offer a platform for you to have your say and be listened to.


We have regular events, both social (just to have chat and a break) and informative.  These include workshops, speakers, surveys and occasionally, conferences on important SEND topics.   The forum also works with neighbouring forums to ensure we cover ‘cross borough’ issues and where we can’t immediately help with your concerns, we can signpost to the right people so that families get the best responses from local services.   


Whilst we are an independent community group, our work is done in collaboration with the Local Authority, National Health Services and Private partners within the City.  We strive to build relationships with other Parent Carer Forums and we welcome residents from surrounding boroughs to our events and activities. 

 
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Co-production is at the heart of our work. We co-produce activities and influence policy processes working together with our SEND community and with the Local Authority.

This is the definition and shared vision of co-production created by CPCF and the City of London Local Authority.


'Co-production means co-designing as equal partners through trusted relationships for the benefit of the City of London SEND community'