Supporting & empowering families


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We are a support group and independent voice for parents and carers who have a child or children with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), in Nottingham and surrounding areas. We are linked to the National Network Parent Carer Forum (NNPCF) and other parent-led support groups throughout the region. The forum is run by parents for parents. We promote the well-being of parents, carers and their children by keeping them informed with regular support meetings and via our website and regular bulletin. We develop peer networks through our training, workshops and activities.

WHAT IS OUR Mission?

Our mission is to ‘support and empower families to be heard and achieve better outcomes’. We support families from both Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.


We aim to work together as strategic partners with our local authority as equal members, participating and influencing local decision making on services for our disabled children, young people and their families. Our team of parent/carer representatives help us to have a say in shaping services and support us in getting on top of the Participation Ladder both locally and nationally.



We promote and support the well-being of parents, carers and families of children with disabilities, by hosting a range of sessions, meetings, workshops and more. Updates of our current offer of support are posted in our regular bulletin which is sent via email.

Some of our sessions involve consultations with members of the local authorities; discussions about decisions on services for disabled children, discussions of new potential policies that could be implemented, and how they may impact carers, children, and the family at large. Through these discussions, parents are given the opportunity to influence policy decisions, helping to ensure that new strategies that aim to support children with disabilities and their families are truly helpful and fair.

Help Us

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available, from supporting our twice-monthly Saturday sessions, to administration and social media. If you would like to volunteer with us, then email us at

Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation please click the ‘get involved’ tab at the top of this page.


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