We want everyone with a stake in SEND services to feel able to be part of an honest, constructive conversation. We’re committed to listening, and demonstrating how your views have led to change.
You can continue to be part of the conversation by:
Adding your child's details, or registering yourself, if you are a young person over 13 years of age, on the Special Educational Needs and Disability Register. You can opt to receive information and opportunities to to give your views.
Emailing us your views or questions at [email protected]
Young People's Participation
What is Participation?
"Participation is the process by which children and young people influence decision-making, which brings about change in them, others, their services and their communities"
Young People Say:
"Participation is listening"
"Participation is getting everyone involved"
"It's getting young people's opinions about what they want and need"
"It's being part of a team"
"It's to make a difference"
"It's our rights"
We would love to hear from you if:
- You are a child or young person (under 25 years) and you want to get involved in our projects or share your views
- You know a child or young person who wants to get involved in our projects or share their views
- You are an adult who would like to talk to us about how to listen to and involve children and young people
Please contact us at:
The Moor Lane Centre
Email: [email protected]
Parent Carer Forums
Parent Carer Forums
There are separate Parent Carer Forums (PCF's) in Kingston and Richmond.
PCF's are independent groups run by parents for parents or carers of children/young people (aged 0 to 25 years) who have any form of special educational need or disability. Your child does not need an official diagnosis for you to become a member of a forum and they support families of children with any type of additional need including learning difficulties like dyslexia.
PCF's receive core funding from the Department for Education and their purpose is to ensure that the voices of parents, children and young people are heard in the planning and implementation of SEND services in Kingston and Richmond. Your local forum can also help you to access services and provide valuable peer support, connecting you with other parents who understand the special joys and challenges of raising a family with additional needs.
Kingston SEND Parent Consortium
Kingston SEND Parent Carer Consortium is a monthly meeting (currently held online).
It provides an opportunity for individual parents/carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and members of the Kingston SEND Parent Carer Forum to discuss important topics with members of senior staff, who are responsible for providing SEND children’s services for Kingston Council. Parents can directly ask questions and give feedback to the professionals responsible for services, such as education and social care, provided by Achieving for Children and other key stakeholders from health, such as the Integrated Care Board (ICB).