07495021062 info@newhamparentforum.co.uk St Marks Community Centre, Office Room 12, 218 Tollgate Road, Beckton, E6 5YA

Who we are

Newham Parent Forum (NPF) is a voluntary group of parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with special/additional needs and disabilities (SEND) living in the London Borough of Newham. We provide an opportunity for parents and carers to express their views and input into the planning and delivery of SEND services.

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What we do

Firstly we support each other. Being parents of Special Needs children can sometimes be a lonely road.

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How we can help you

We run coffee mornings/evenings, events and workshops where you can get information such as the new Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms and meet other parents.

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Support Services

Newham’s Family Information Service and our Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and their families.

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Who Are We?

“Empowering Parents and Influencing Services”

  • We are an independent group of parents in Newham
  • All of us have a child with additional needs, ranging from the most
    profound and complex, to children without a statement or EHC plan
  • We know that children’s needs and circumstances can be very different, but some of the issues affect us all. E.g. assessments and services
  • We are committed to giving a voice to all parents and careers of children with additional needs in Newham

What Do We Do?

  • We listen to Parent/carers and to get your views and opinions
  • Collect them together so that the parent voice is counted in Newham’s decision making rocesses.
  • Work in partnership with the Newham Council and NHS to influence policy and help to shape the design and delivery of services.
  • Work with all service provider to get the best possible outcomes for all Newham children and young people with additional needs
  • Ensure that, you are well informed about what Newham and Health Services are doing ,what’s available and what’s new

How Can We Help You?

  • We run coffee mornings/evenings, events and workshops where you can get information such as the new Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms and meet other parents
  • You will receive regular Newsletters and information about what’s new in your area.
  • You will be able to access the Newham Parent Forum Website @ www.newhamparentforum.co.uk to get information, tips, add comments and hear from other parents.

Reasons to join the ‘Newham Parents Forum’

  • We run coffee mornings/evenings, events and workshops where you can get information such as the new Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms and meet other parents
  • You will receive regular Newsletters and information about what’s new in your area.
  • You will be able to access the Newham Parent Forum Website @ www.newhamparentforum.co.uk to get information, tips, add comments and hear from other parents.

Question: If I join Newham Parent Forum, what will I have to do?

Answer: Whatever you feel comfortable with

  • Join as a member and just receive information
  • Join as a member and add you views to the website
  • Join us just for coffee and a chat
  • Join us for events and workshops when you can
  • Get more involved in the steering group of the forum
  • Get involved with the work we do with the Local Authority as a parent rep (training &
    some payment for your time is available)
  • Take on a key role in the management of the forum (we have vacancies)

How can I join Newham Parent Forum

  • If you would like to be part of the forum or would like more information about how the forum please fill in the membership form or come to one of our meetings
  • Just turn up to a coffee morning/evening. You will be most welcome at any time.

Don’t be nervous –– Get involved

Be part of an exciting forum in your community and help to
make a difference to your life and the lives of others

LOCAL OFFER FOR SEND FAMILIES:

  • What is the local offer?
  • Newham’s Family Information Service and our Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and their families.
  • Within the website we aim to provide information and advice to enable families to access support, advice and activities.
  • Information such as Safeguarding issues, support services, short breaks,information about processes such as EHCP process, annual reviews and much more.
  • https://families.newham.gov.uk

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