A new forum has been set up by a group of independent parents and carers of children and young people who have additional needs and live in Lancashire.
They have worked with an associate from Contact, which has been asked by the Department for Education (DfE) to set up similar forums across the country, in areas where the previous forum has been discontinued.
The newly elected interim chair is Sam Jones with Melissa Palmer elected as interim vice chair. They are working with a small steering group to develop a vision for the forum and begin to work with more parents from across Lancashire.
The Lancashire Parent Carer Forum will be working locally to gather the voice of parents and carers in Lancashire and working as a strategic partner on the SEND Partnership Board and with other key decision making boards.
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