Coventry has many active and informed parent groups that are involved in supporting children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers.
Coventry’s parent groups are led by parents who understand what it’s like to have a child or young person with SEND and can help you to understand what kind of services are available and how to access them.
Some of Coventry’s parent groups are also involved in co-production – that means they work with professionals on the planning, design and delivery of SEND provision in Coventry.
The list below highlights some of Coventry’s amazing parent groups, you can contact them for more information.
Find out about:
Parent Group - Coventry Action for Autism Group (CAFAG)
The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is a network of over 150 local forums meeting in regional settings, working together to effect local and national service improvement through participation and co production with parent carers.
Each Parent Carer Forum includes parent carers with a full range of experiences in Health, Education and Social Care as their children have a wide range of conditions.
Parents in the network total over 52,000: they contribute to local, regional and national consultations. We continue to develop closer working relationships with local authorities and health authorities at all levels, including local working with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
Are you interested in helping to influence and shape services for disabled children and young people in Coventry?
If so, this group is for you.
The One Voice Parents' Group is a group of parents who have come together to help influence, shape and develop services for Children and Young People 0-25 yrs with a disability and/or additional need in Coventry.
The One Voice Parents' Group is an independent parent carer forum, we receive the DfE Participation Grant and this is facilitated through the charity Contact.
We link with and are part of the National Network of Parent Carers Forum (NNPCF).
We aim to:
work together with other parent/carers and develop partnerships with key stakeholders across education, health and social care.
Raise awareness of the impact of a wide range of disabilities
Influence decision makers
Provide views based on personal experiences
Share information and provide opportunities for parents/ carers to participate
If you would like to join our mailing list and/or get more involved please get in touch, we are always looking for parents to get involved in developing the work of the forum.
The Positive Parenting Team organises and co-ordinates Parenting Programmes in Coventry for all parents, carers, grandparents, foster carers, connected persons and for those with a Special Guardianship Order.
The Parenting Programmes provide a wide range of support for Coventry families. This may be for families planning ahead who are experiencing no difficulties, to families who are experiencing day to day difficulties with relationships, behaviours, feelings and confidence.
Triple P Stepping Stones Group course is designed for parents, carers, foster carers, special guardians and connected persons who have a child with a diagnosed disability – it has the same content as the group course with some additional strategies for supporting a child with a disability. The course is delivered over 9 weeks for 2.5 hours.