Newcastle Parent Carer Forum (PCF) are a group of volunteer parents and carers who work in partnership with Newcastle Local Authority, Health, Education and Social Care providers to make sure that the services they deliver meet the needs of children, young people and their families.

We aim to act as “the voice” of Newcastle’s parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


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REGISTRATIONS CLOSED!! WE ARE FULLY BOOKED!Phew. We now have a full house for the Inside Autism training package and I have literally just sent the list of attendees over to Michelle Rose at The Autistic Advocate.Please watch out for incoming mail from Michelle on Wednesday. She’s having a couple of days out of the office, but it’s top of her list to do when she returns, along with working with the Parent Carer Forum to confirm a date for the ‘live’ zoom Q&A session.I am so proud at the take up from Newcastle parents/carers and I am really looking forward to meeting you all at the Q&A session. See MoreSee Less
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Please see below link to Newcastle LA’s new SEND comms page. www.newcastlesupportdirectory.org.uk/send-communicationsCurrent updates include a talking head where Deanne Taylor, Head of SEND sets out how she wants to improve communications with families.A link to the Newcastle Forum question and answer session from the SEND Collaborative Forum in the NovemberA short video – ‘you said we did’ – To set out what Newcastle LA have done in response to parent/carer feedback and what is still to do. The LA are committed to updating this at least once a term. And more than happy to receive any feedback. See MoreSee Less
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FINAL CHANCE- INSIDE AUTISM TRAINING!!!!EMAIL US TO BOOK – contact@newcastlepcf.co.uk This is for parents/carers of children and young people who LIVE in Newcastle upon Tyne (i.e. your council tax etc would be paid to Newcastle City Council).As we have previously advertised, we are able to offer our parents/carers FREE access to 6 online pre-recorded webinars from Kieran Rose, the Autistic Advocate. This will be followed by a ‘live’ session where we will all come together to ask Kieran questions – the trickier the better just to keep him on his toes!For more information on Kieran and the training, please see www.theautisticadvocate.com.This last batch places have become available as we have had to cancel a number of registrations from people who lived outside our Local Authority area. We have had huge interest from people across Europe and the US who wanted to join us – which is lovely but unfortunately not possible. The Eventbrite booking link has now expired, so please email contact@newcastlepcf.co.uk by 9am Monday 28 March if you wish to book a place.The materials will be sent out either later on the Monday, or Tuesday 29th at the latest.You will need to provide:1. Your first name2. Your surname3. Your email address4. Your postcode5. Details of the setting that your child/young person attends6. A written statement to say that you are happy for us to pass your information on to The Autistic Advocate so the course materials can be sent to you (you will NOT be added to their mailing list, it is for the sole purposes of this course).You will automatically be added to our mailing list, but please drop us a note in the email if you’d rather we didn’t.Thanks so much – and look forward to seeing you at the live Q&A. See MoreSee Less
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More Places Released: FREE Inside Autism Training for Parents and Carers who live in Newcastle upon Tyne.Book your place via the Eventbrite link below by Sunday 27th March 2022:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/301870160777If you are a parent/carer of a child/young person with SEND and live in Newcastle upon Tyne you might like to know that more places for self-directed learning opportunity which has been created by Kieran Rose, The Autistic Advocate theautisticadvocate.com have just been released.This training will be sent to you by email before the end of the month (hopefully on Monday 28th) and you will also be given the date for a ‘live’ Q&A session just for Newcastle parents/carers with Kieran. Please see The Autistic Advocate’s website for more information about the course, or our previous Facebook post. Or feel free to question below, message us directly or email the PCF at contact@newcastlepcf.co.uk.Please remember – this is for residents of Newcastle upon Tyne only! So sorry for any confusion the previous post created. Our grant only allows us to provide training for parents/carers who live in our Local Authority area. See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosNeed some help navigating the confusing world of SEND?Order your free copy of our 92-page Helpful Guide for all the information and advice you’ll need to support your disabled child.From the early years through to the adulthood transition, you’ll find everything in one handy place 👉 contact.org.uk/helpful-guide(Shown here by the lovely Delilah, whose mum Tracey blogs at The SEND World According to Me ❤️) See MoreSee Less
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