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East Sussex Parent Carer Forum - Eastbourne YMCA


 East Sussex Parent Carer Forum - Placing the views of all parent carers at the heart of decision making

The new forum for parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in East Sussex.

Welcome to the East Sussex Parent Carer Forum. It is our role to make sure parent carer voices are heard and that their views and experiences contribute towards developing and improving services.

Joining the forum has many benefits as seen below. During current restrictions we are facilitating virtual get-togethers but normally we aim to offer:

      Friendly relaxed get togethers such as coffee mornings where parent carers can meet each other

      An opportunity for parent carers to share experiences and hear other people’s stories

      Learn about services and provision that other parent carers have used and hear their feedback

      Events with speakers on specific topics relevant to SEND families

      Opportunities to meet East Sussex commissioners and senior managers

      Regular updates and information on what is happening locally

      ESPCF Newsletter and regular updates which will feedback on the work of the forum

If anyone wants to be more involved in shaping services, we welcome parent carers to become an ESPCF member or parent carer representative

      Full induction, training and support is offered to all representatives

      Representatives could be part of a project or attend ESCC meetings to represent the forum and the collective views of parent carers

      Representatives can work on a particular topic that will makes use of their own experience, knowledge and interest

      We will pay for representative’s hours of work and travel/childcare expenses

To join visit www.espcf.org.uk or for more information please email info@espcf.org.uk or call us on 0300 770 1367

Join us - and together we can make a difference


The Eastbourne YMCA does not currently have disabled access. However, ESPCF only uses the building for offices. Our events are held at various venues across East Sussex and we do our best to ensure these have full disabled access and parking.

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YMCA Eastbourne 56 - 58 Seaside
Eastbourne, BN22 7QL

This page was last updated on 24 Jan 2022