National Event 2017
The 7th Joint Parent Carer Participation Conference was held at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester on the 27th and 28th November 2017. The event was a great success with over 200 delegates attending representing over 100 forums from across the country.
Delegates spent time participating in a number of workshops based on the key themes being raised by our members – SEN support, preparing for adulthood, transport and the capacity, capability and sustainability of forums. The workshops captured a range of experiences and issues as well as ideas on how we might improve things.
Presentations from the Conference include:
Ann Gross, Director of Life Skills, Disadvantage and SEND Department for Education
Nigel Thompson, Head of Inspections - Children's Health and Justice, CQC
NHS England - Lorraine Mulroney, Senior Children and Young People Nurse Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) Programme Lead (NHS England) and Lisa Cooper, North Regional Lead Deputy Director Quality & Safeguarding