Introducing The Northants Parent Forum Group

Introducing The Northants Parent Forum Group

Northants Parent Forum Group (NPFG) is an independent parent-led group formed and run by volunteers to represent the views of all families of children and young people up to aged 25 with special education needs and / or disabilities (SEND) in Northamptonshire.

We achieve this by empowering parents in effective participation with our partners in Education & Social Care within Northamptonshire County Council, our Health partners throughout Northamptonshire and other local organisations to positively improve services for our children and young people.

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Short Breaks Statement March 2016

Short Breaks Statement March 2016

Discussions between NPFG and NCC’s Commissioner for Short Break Services continue. We are pleased to share NCC’s interim statement regarding “Short Breaks for Children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities” with you:

Currently the Guideposts Trust holds five contracts to deliver short break services for children with SEND in Northamptonshire. The contracts are for the provision of:

  1. A Youth Club in Brackley
  2. A Youth Club in Daventry
  3. A Youth Club in Northampton
  4. Short breaks for children and young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties  in Daventry
  5. Short breaks for children and young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties  in Northampton
In February Guideposts Trust announced that it is withdrawing from service provision in Northamptonshire on 31st March 2016.

NCC funding continues to be available for all the facilities with the exception of the Youth Club in Northampton and the Authority is doing everything possible to find replacement providers for these services.  Despite the limited notice, negotiations are reasonably well advanced with several organisations who have expressed an interest in stepping i to the breach.

Similarly the Papworth Trust has announced that it will cease to deliver two Youth Club services for Children with SEND in Kettering and Wellingborough. Again, NCC funding continues to be available for these clubs and negotiations are well advanced with several organisations who have expressed an interest in taking over the provision of these services..

NCC hopes to be able to make more information available to interested parties about all of these services before the end of March.

Further information will appear here in due course.

Welcome to the NPFG website..

Welcome to the NPFG website..

Within our newly created website you will find information regarding forthcoming NPFG events and also useful resources for both professionals and parent/carers.

We hope as the website grows with you, you will find it useful and will share some constructive comments with us. We will be using the website to ask parents to comment on issues as they come about so please visit these pages regularly.

Our new website is also a responsive website design, allowing you to easily access the website on desktop, tablets or mobile devices, please spread the word to friends, family and fellow professionals.

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Welcome to the Northants Parent Forum Group (NPFG)

Introducing The Northants Parent Forum Group

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