The parents forum in Wakefield is a group of parents and carers of disabled children who work with local authorities, education settings, health providers and other organisations to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families. KIDS hold the Contact a Family Grant on behalf of the forum; working closely with parents and providing support to enable them to increase the participation of parent/carers in their area.

How does the service work?

The Wakefield Parents' forum provides an opportunity where parents meet other people and find out information about what's happening in the Wakefield region and also what's happening nationally. The group looks to build on what is already happening in Wakefield and ensure that parents’ views are listened to in any future planning and developments. Most importantly, the group wants to provide a positive focus on what may be negative or difficult subjects to work toward solutions for problems.

Who is the service for?

Membership available to parents and carers of disabled children and young people up to 25 years old living within the Wakefield District.

How much does it cost?

This service is free.


Availability:

Events and meetings will be held throughout the Wakefield district.Please contact us for more information on detailed times.

How to access this service:

There are different ways to become involved as a member; by completing a questionnaire, attending a consultation event or family day, attending courses of interest, coming to a meeting or focus group, or speaking to the Local Authority representing other parents.

Professionals who are working with, or supporting a disabled child or a child with additional needs or their families, can also become associate members.

Contact us to request a form, complete it and once we receive it you will be sent a letter to confirm your membership in the capacity you have chosen.

Contact:

Phone: 07567 254632
Email: teamwakey@gmail.com
Website: http://www.teamwakefield.org.uk/ 
Twitter: @team_wakefield