We need your help to correctly inform the Local Authority, Health and Social Care of your experiences during the latest lockdown.  Please fill in our survey HERE

UPDATE January 2021 Lockdown 3, the sequel no-one wanted to see!

Face to face meetings and events are still on hold due to the latest lockdown restrictions, we are holding some virtual events via Zoom, check out the Dairy Dates page for info.


 The Forum is still very busy with virtual meetings as well as looking after our own SEND children and young people; We still meet regularly with our neighbouring forums as part of the regional network,and the regional rep feeds back to the national network (NNPCF)


Stay safe and well, but don’t be alone – reach out to friends and family, whether it be phone calls, text messages, face time or Facebook.
please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we may be able to help in any way.

Parent Carer Survey January 2021

We need your help to correctly inform the Local Authority, Health and Social Care of your experiences during the latest lockdown. 


Normally we would gather this kind of info at coffee mornings and events, but with the current situation surrounding Covid, we have to find different ways to do this this.  No personal or identifying information is gathered in this survey.   This information will help everyone to understand what is needed in our local area for children & young people (CYP) with SEND.


You can access the survey HERE (opens in new window)

We appreciate there have been surveys coming at you from lots of different organisations, your responses help inform change, and help shape better outcomes for our SEND CYP.

Thank you.


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; the regional chair person regularly attends meetings in London, currently virtually!.  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!

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