The Listening Ear Service

If you are struggling emotionally and looking for strategies to help you cope. Or maybe you just need to talk to someone who understands the extra challenges you face and who can point you in the right direction to get the support you need for your family, the Listening Ear service was designed to help with this. 

For more details and to book 1-1 telephone appointments with a family support adviser for parent carers looking for a listening ear, reassurance, and practical and emotional support, please click the link below:

Q&A for Parent Carers confused about managed migration onto Universal Credit

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has started the process of asking people on tax credits and other means tested benefits to claim Universal Credit, even if they have had no change in circumstances. This process is known as ‘managed migration’ onto Universal Credit.

Each month, tens of thousands of claimants receive a managed migration notice telling them that their legacy benefits will stop and that they need to claim Universal Credit instead. However, you aren’t transferred onto Universal Credit automatically. Instead, you need to make a claim for Universal Credit and will have a deadline to do this. For more information and details on how to join the Q&A sessions please click the link below:


NNPCF 2024/2025 Priority Survey

It’s time to set our priorities for 2024/25.

We’ve created the following survey to collect as many responses as possible.

Please tell us what you think our priorities should be. You can participate in this survey by scanning the QR code above or clicking the link below.

NOTE: Included is a question about how you would like NNPCF to communicate news and updates and whether you think the NNPCF needs a new logo.

Elective home education consultation

The consultation closes on 18 January 2024
This consultation seeks views on revised versions of the non-statutory elective home education (EHE) guidance for local authorities and parents.
The EHE guidance was last updated in 2019 and is due for review. Both sets of guidance are a vital resource for parents and local authorities to help them understand their roles and legal responsibilities around EHE.
The changes made aim to help parents and local authorities better understand what they are required to do to ensure all children receive a suitable education.
NB. This consultation covers all parents who educate their child otherwise than at school and children who are educated other than at school. It is not just EHE.

Elective Home Education guidance review – Department for Education – Citizen Space

Children, young people, and the built environment

Parliamentary consultation closes on 02 January 2024
The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee is looking at how better planning and urban design in England could enhance the health and well-being of children and young people.
It will look at how children and young people can use outside public spaces and move around their neighborhoods: how they can be active and visibly part of their communities – whether it is their street, housing development, estate, town center, village, public square, or park. And it will look at what role the Government may have in making the built environment work in the best way possible.
Parent carers and forums may wish to respond to this inquiry to ensure the voices of children with special educational needs and disabilities are heard during this inquiry,

Call for Evidence – Committees – UK Parliament


SEND Local Offer Questionnaire.

The collection of reviews and feedback on the Leicester City SEND Local Offer is still ongoing.

We are working together with the Local Authority to improve the Local Offer website. We value your opinions and would appreciate your feedback. We will feedback on the results of the survey and the next steps at the Parent Carer Forum and on the Local Offer. It will take you approximately 5 minutes to complete the survey. Please click the link below to complete the survey:


Council for Disabled Children

This is a programme comprising a wide range of expertise and experience in working with young people and families, at a local and national level and across government, to support young people into adulthood.

Click the link below for a wide range of useful guides, toolkits, and case studies to support young people with SEND to achieve paid employment, independent living and housing options, good health, friendships, relationships, and community inclusion as they move into adulthood.

Preparing For Adulthood (

There are no further announcements at this time…