Parents Involvement and Participation (PIP) Forum
What is the PIP Forum?
Are you the parent carer of a child or young person with a special educational need or disability?
If the answer is yes then have you thought of joining the North Lincs PIP (Parents involvement and Participation) Forum to get support from other parents who get what you are going through and to have your voice heard?
- We are families helping families.
- We are all parents with a child or children with Special Educational Needs and or Disability (SEND).
- Our children and young adults range from birth to age 25.
- Some have a diagnosis from birth or an early age, others spend years investigating, resulting in late diagnosis or diagnosis still pending.
- Some children have an education, health and care plan (EHCP) if required.
- Some families are eligible for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and others are not eligible.
- We are all volunteers working together to help and support each other.
- We meet at informal, weekly coffee mornings around North Lincolnshire.
- There are Parent forums all over the UK – 152 in total.
- We meet regularly at regional and national meetings to discuss issues which affect our children with SEND.
- We work closely with the local authority and produce events in co-production at various times of the year.
- We direct parents to the Local Offer website where they will find all the contact and information available to families with a child with SEND.
- We hold an Annual General Meeting, AGM and an Annual Parent Conference
- As a Forum we work to enable better access to information about services and to improve channels of communication between services, professionals, parents and carers.
- All parents and carers of children with SEND are welcome to become members of the North Lincs PIP Forum by completing the new membership form
- You may need to renew your membership if you were formerly a member as we have updated our data protection procedures in line with the new GDPR regulations.
By becoming a member you will be kept informed and have a voice and support. It is simply the best way to know what is available out there to help your child and for more information please visit our website.
Coffee mornings are held across North Lincolnshire on a regular basis. This is an opportunity for you to come along and talk to us and other parents and carers living with children and young people with additional needs.
The coffee mornings are informal and relaxing. We have lots of information that we can share with you including information about activities and groups you can attend.
Download the coffee morning flyer for a list of all the dates and locations for 2018/2019.
SEND Conference for Parents and Carers – 16 November 2018
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Conference 2018 for Parents and Carers took place on Friday, 16 November 2018.
The presentations from the event are available for you to view and download on the event page.