NNPCF & Contact a Family – Bulletin Number 12

You can access the latest edition of the NNPCF & Contact A Family Parent Carer Participation Bulletin Number 12 (4th February 2014) by clicking here. This bulletin includes:

  • Independant Supporters
  • Funding for Local Authorities
  • Surveys
  • Useful Reports
  • Grant Information
  • Learning and Developments
  • NNPCF Updates

The world is changing significantly for families of disabled children and children with Special Educational Needs.  Information about the changes that are happening and those due to take place in September 2014, can be found on the latest edition of the quarterly e-bulletin by the Council for Disabled Children digest. This is available at:


The bumper issue includes:

  • A set of FAQs and free resources on the Children and Families Bill
  • Information on how to be involved in our new NHS Constitution project
  • Five tips for supporting disabled young people into adulthood via the Preparing for Adulthood programme

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Bulletin No 10

Click here to view the latest Contact a Family Bulletin Number 10.

This new bulletin includes:

  • Pathfinder and delivery partner evaluation
  • Pathfinder champion events
  • Pathfinder information packs
  • Updates from the NNPCF
  • National parent carer participation event
  • Parent carer rights and the care bill
  • Consultation launched for the Code of Practice
  • Grant information
  • Learning and development support for forums
  • Latest opportunity to participate.


Joint bulletin number 8 from the National Network of Parent Carer Forums and Contact a Family

Please see the following link to joint bulletin number 8 from the National Network of Parent Carer Forums and Contact a Family.

This bulletin includes;

  • Information on the opportunity to influence the Code of Practice Children and Families Bill 2013
  • Follow up information from the England Parent Carer Participation Event held in March 2013, including a range of questions left by participants answered by the Department for Education and Department of Health representatives
  • Parent Carer Participation Grants Monitoring 2012/13 and Applications 2013/14
  • On line learning available on the Contact a Family website
    Opportunities to participate

To view this bulletin click here.

The Adventure Day took place on Saturday 11th May 2013 at Rough Close. All feedback received was extremely positive.  All families had a great day despite the weather being a bit unsettled. Thank you to all parents/carers and young people who turned up on the day – i think you’ll agree it was worth the wait!




Short breaks Survey – please take part

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire are working together to provide parents, carers, children and young people with a range of short breaks which meet assessed and identified needs. Please see the link below for a survey – your comments and views are important to us and we need your help to shape services for the future. Read full article