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.

Latest News ...
Working Group Involvement

Working Group Involvement

Latest News and Developments
Wheelchair Services
Following recent service user feedback we raised issues with the wheelchair service currently contracted to Millbrook Healthcare. A new Operations Manager has been appointed and Bart is keen to re-start the Northamptonshire Service User Group. Furthermore he is introducing Open Service / Assessment/ Repair Clinics (once a month) at special schools with the possibility to extend this to care homes and local community centres etc.. Please let us know, what you think of this initiative and if you would like to be part of the service user group.

Proposal of Two Unitary Authorities
As some of you may know, the Local Authority is currently reviewing operations in Northamptonshire and it has been suggested to create two unitary authorites in 2020.  The suggested geographical divide will be North (Corby, Kettering, Rushden and Wellingborough) and West (Northampton, Daventry, Towcester). We would love to be able to tell you further details but unfortunately we can't, as we don't know. We have asked the question on many occasions but it seems even the senior management within NCC isn't "in the know".

The proposal has sparked lots of concern and uncertainty, so NPFG would like to be pro-active and gather your views, questions and worries and plan to address them formally.

Feedback Opportunities
You can do this four ways:

  • by emailing
  • by commenting in our closed Parent Engagement and Discussion Group on Facebook
  • by coming to one of our "Question Time" events

    The first one scheduled for 6th March 2019, 10:00h-12:00h at the Bee Hive, Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, Northants, NN2 8LR where you can have a chat with a member of the NPFG team over refreshments. Alternatively, please advise
  • a gathering of Parent/Carers of SEND children and we will come and engage with this group

Welcome to the NPFG website..

Welcome to the NPFG website..

Within our 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 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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