"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)