South Tyneside Parent Carer Forum is an independent forum led by parents, for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with additional support needs and disabilities in South Tyneside. They work in partnership with commissioners and service providers across health, social services and education.

The aim of the Forum is to enable parents and carers to share their knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work so well; to help service providers and commissioners focus their efforts on effective, high quality support. They do this by ensuring that family voices are heard by service planners and decision makers.

They also aim to signpost parents to advice and information, to help them through their journey as carers of a disabled child or young person.

You can find out more about the forum and what they do on their Facebook page. Follow them for updates on what they are doing in the local area to improve SEND services.

Please also remember to like and follow South Tyneside Local offer Facebook page to keep updated of future events.