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East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF)
Description
"Working with the Local Authority and Health Commissioners to improve services for children and young people (0-25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities."

East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF) is for the parents and carers of children and young people (0-25years) who have any special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and live in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
We are part of a Regional and National network and represent the views of parents to improve local services for families who care for children and young people with SEND
EYPCF is an independent organisation and we believe that by working together we have more strength to raise awareness of our children’s needs.

EYPCF (formerly ERVIP) was set up in 2009 by a group of parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

The aim of the group is to try to ensure that parents and carers are involved in shaping services within the East Riding of Yorkshire that may impact on their children.
We have a broad membership of parent carers.
A smaller group of voluntary representatives form a steering group who organise and plan events and attend meetings on behalf of the forum. Everybody on the steering group has direct experience of children with SEND
The forum represents the views of parents in the local area but does not advocate for individual families.

We hold regular events for parents and carers across the East Riding of Yorkshire and gather information about what works well, and encourage parents and carers to share any issues they may have. This feedback is then shared with the relevant groups. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum in Partnership Co-Production Charter:
The co-production charter by East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) and East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF) shows how the two organisations will work together to ensure that children and young people with SEND and their families will play a central role in decision making and service development.

Engaging with Local Health Partners:

CONTACT has developed a toolkit to help Parent Carers understand who the decision-makers are and how to influence local commissioning and how to engage with local health partners.  You can access the toolkit at:

Engaging with Local Health Partners - A Toolkit for Parent Carer Forums - Contact a Family Website (External Website)

Age
Parents and carers with children 0-25 years
Health
Location and access
We aim to have regular drop in sessions across the East Riding.
We have recently opened an office base in Bridlington:
EYPCF, Unit 21,
Bridlington Business Centre
Bessingby Way
Bridlington  YO16 4SF
Telephone: (01262) 678283

Access to this service
Parents and carers do not need to be referred to EYPCF and can get in touch with us directly
tel: (01262) 678283, 
Mobile: 07813676941 ,
Email : admin@eypcf.co.uk
Facebook : EYPCF
Who this service is for
Parents and carers with children and young people aged 0-25 years. 
We are inclusive of all disabilities and no diagnosis is needed. 
How we communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families
We are all parent carers of children/young people with additional needs and aim to communicate by each individuals preferred method e.g. face to face, telephone, email.
We publicise events by EYPCF facebook, on the East Riding local offer website and in the fortnightly Look Ahead bulletin.

Registered service and regulatory body
We are part of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums.
Cost of service and payment options
There is no cost attached to this service.
Contact
Contact information
Tel: (01262) 678283, 
Mobile: 07813676941
Email : admin@eypcf.co.uk
EYPCF website
Contacts for comments, compliments and complaints
East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF)
Tel:  07813676941 
email: sheena@eypcf.co.uk
General information
You can view EYPCF's leaflet in the document below:

EYPCF leaflet (word 225kb, opens in new window)
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Page last updated: Wednesday, 09 August 2017