Your local Parent Carer Forum

We are a friendly, supportive community of families who have children or young people with special needs or a disability that live in the borough of Harrow.

Steering group

Our steering group is made up of parents that have children or young people with special needs and/or a disability. We volunteer our own time to work on behalf of local families, helping to shape local services and ensuring the views of parents are passed on to professionals from the departments of Education, Social Care and Health. We represent the parents of children and young people with any form of special educational needs, both pre and post diagnosis, up to the age of 25, including those in mainstream schools.

Our families benefit from advice, training and the ability to ask questions of other carers and professionals, as well as attending events. Many of our parent carer members also say the benefit of the Forum is to have easy access to friendly, local people who understand what it’s like to have a child with additional needs and are willing to help.

You’re welcome to come along to a coffee morning – you can find them here (What’s on page) or advertised on our social media pages – or you can get in touch with us by phone, email or via social media.

You can also join our mailing list to receive our regular bulletins and details of events.

HPCF also runs the Harrow SEND Noticeboard which is a great resource for finding out about local news, information and events. Various local professionals and organisations contribute making it a useful resource to check in with on a regular basis.

It’s FREE to become a member. Here are some of the things you could benefit from by signing up:

  • Meet other parents at our coffee mornings/evenings and other events
  • Attend our workshops to learn about subjects like sleep and behaviour
  • Join a talk or discussion with different local professionals
  • Give feedback to help improve local services
  • Get information on local and national support agencies and organisations
  • Find out about local services and how to access them
  • Work on your own wellbeing by joining in with one of our workshops
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A bit about our history

Harrow Parent Carer Forum was first established in 2010 and originally used the name Harrow Parents 4 Disabled Children. It is a member of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) which is supported by the national charity Contact (formerly known as Contact a Family). The NNPCF is funded by the Department of Education (DfE) through the parent participation grant.

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