The Kingston SEND Parent Carer Forum Steering Committee (PCF-SC), on behalf of the wider Kingston SEND Parent Carer Forum (PCF), is seeking an ‘umbrella’ organisation which can support the communication, finance and administrative work of its membership.
The PCF is a representative group of parent-carers that work in partnership with the local services, education, health and other service providers in Kingston to ensure they meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs and/or disabilities (defined as children and young people with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND) and the needs of their families. All members of the forum are volunteers who offer their time, efforts, skills and experiences to helping children with SEND to have access to appropriate services in order to reach their potential and achieve the best possible future.
The PCF is supported by the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF). It is managed by an elected steering committee and it is looking to appoint an umbrella organisation to help oversee its administrative functions to ensure the smooth running of the forum, in line with its agreed aims/objectives, with requirements as outlined below.
The successful organisation is likely to be a charity, will hold a similar ethos (inclusion and community focus) as the Kingston Parent Carer Forum but need not work in the same field, i.e. children, SEND etc.
Note: The Kingston SEND Parent Carer Forum is forming and intends to hold a launch event in March.