Bournemouth Parent Carer Forum provides a central voice for Bournemouth Parents and Carers of children and young adults with SEN / complex learning / medical needs and disabilities. The Forum monitors and helps shape participation and awareness with Parents.

We have influenced and shaped current and future service provision for Bournemouth families. We have raised awareness about Parents’ real concerns with a collective voice. The Forum will also signpost Parents and Carers regarding health, education, social services and other agencies in Bournemouth.

“Coffee meet and greets have been a life saver for me as I was thinking I was the only one with a child who had complex needs.”


The Bournemouth Parent Carer Forum gathers information from Parent/Carers and Professionals and using these unique shared experiences will help to shape the development and delivery of services to our children and young people.

The Forum takes part in many consultations and participation work and shares this information with Bournemouth families via newsletters, information events and social media, to enable Parents, Carers and young people gain greater knowledge and understanding of the services that are available. These may be delivered by health, education, specialist provision, advocacy services, local authority and/or the voluntary sector.

The Forum welcomes Parents, Carers and young people who want to understand more about the available services and their potential impact on children and young adults, so please come and join our successful forum.

The Committee

The committee from left to right; Jan Crawford, Caron Dyer, Marion Burgess, Chris Wakefield, Liz Blake. Other members not pictured; Jane Kelly, Rachel Copelin Irvine and Denise Oran.


BPCF continues to work with health, education, social care i.e. CHAD and Adult services, and various other organisations / agencies.