A key part of Contact’s work is supporting 152 local forums for parent carers of disabled children.

The forums work with local authorities, health and education bodies and others to design and develop the best services and policies for families with disabled children.

Collectively, parent carer forums are known as the National Network of Parent Carer Forums and use their shared voice to influence regional and national policy.

Contact have been the Department for Education’s delivery partner for these vital forums – which give parent carers a much-needed voice – since 2008, helping to set up and run them, and distributing grants to them.

This annual report explains how the forums made a difference to the lives of children and their families in 2017/18. The information comes from 147 grant monitoring forms the forums submitted to Contact, outlining their impact over the year.

To view the report click here

Positive Parents - Opening Doors by Opening Minds

Supporting families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in the London Borough of Havering