About Positive Parents

Positive Parents is the strategic consultative body within Havering representing families of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

We act as the link between parent carers and service providers such as the Local Authority, Clinical Commissioning Group and BHRUT encouraging them to work together in a co-productive way to ensure that services work in the best way for our families. We also provide a liaison point for statutory and voluntary agencies.

Members can choose just how active or inactive they wish to be, no-one is expected to be a parent representative if they prefer not to be; but we do want and need your opinions and your support, our effectiveness increases with your support. The more members we have, the better informed we are and the more collective strength we have.

We are currently involved in a wide range of strategy groups and project boards; we also have opportunities to be on interview panels for important appointments within Children’s Services. We are independent and take the initiative from our members to promote change.

Our parent meetings are an ideal opportunity to meet other families in similar situations, share information and learn more about the work we are involved in.