We feel passionately that you should have a voice.
Parent Carer Forums can help local authorities to engage with local families and understand the local needs so they can plan services for disabled children and their families effectively to meet these.
What is a forum?
A parent carer forum is a group of parents and carers of disabled children.
Their aim is to make sure the services in their area meet the needs of disabled children and their families.
How do they help to make services meet childrens needs?
They gather the views of local families and then working in partnership with the council, education settings, health providers and other providers to highlight where local services are working well, or challenge when changes or improvements need to be made.
Does it cost to be part of the forum?
No, parent carer forums are FREE to join. You will not be charged to be part of the forum.
Who can join a forum ?
The forum is open to parent carers, family members, guardians and foster parents of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities 0 to 25 (no diagnosis needed).
If you live in the borough of Luton or access services from education, health or social care in Luton we would love you to join us.
I am not sure I have time to be involved
If you would like to be involved, there are lots of different roles within the forum and everyone is welcome.
Some roles require very little time and can be done when you are free, while others require more time.
The more people that get involved the easier it is to spread the work.
What if I get involved and things change ?
The forum is made up of parent carers and we all know that things change, sometimes very quickly.
Forums are based on people doing what they can, when they can, so don't let that put you off joining.
How can I find out more ?
Contact for families with disabled children has appointed an associate to support the forming of a new forum.
You can complete a form to tell us how you want to be involved. Click here to express your interest or tell us more about yourself.
You can also contact Ruth at
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 07729 099576