National Network Of Parent Carer Forums

Pinpoint is part of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF).

The NNPCF is the independent national voice of parent carer forums.

Their mission is to deliver better outcomes for families living with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We aim to:

  • create a culture of participation and co-production across the education, health, social care and the voluntary sectors. This means that we are involved in all aspects of designing, commissioning, delivering and reviewing services as an equal partner.
  • empower our members to ensure that their voices are heard at a local, regional and national level
  • inspire our partners by sharing good practice and knowledge

Their vision is a for the best possible opportunities and futures for all children and young people with SEND and their families.

The NNPCF is a representative organisation, it consists of up to 152 local parent carer forums at any time across England. Each of the 9 geographical local authority regions are collectively represented within the NNPCF Steering Group. This means that each region has a parent carer forum representative who has been appointed to represent their regional and local interests at the national level to empower and enable strategic parent carer participation.

Please see our NNPCF Talking Points and steering group minutes to see how parent carer forums experiences are shaping the national conversation and influencing policy changes across England.

Take a look at the latest NNPCF and Contact Annual Conference to hear from our member Parent Carer Forum representatives themselves.