Contact & NNPCF first virtual national parent carer forums’ conference 2020

A massive thank you to everyone who joined us during conference week. We are so pleased that so many of you enjoyed it and took learning back to your forums and areas. We had 1,602 registrations and 1,102 attendances across the week, with an attendance rate of 69% which is amazing! 

Recordings and resources from the webinars and presentations and resources from the Zoom sessions are being uploaded below as they become available, for those unable to attend sessions.

Though the conference was a massive undertaking, we do hope to be able to put on a further day in the New Year to cover the NNPCF AGM, which would traditionally have been in day two of the face-to-face conference. And we hope to be able to follow on from 2019's conference with an update on the SEND review.

Monday 30 November

Introduction and welcome to the 2020 virtual Contact/NNPCF conference week. View the recording of the session.

Keynote address and Q&A with Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, member of SAGE Children's Task and Finish Group, and Chair of the NHSE Children and Young People's Stakeholder Council. View the recording of the session.

Keynote address and Q&A with Ray James, Head of LDA at NHS England, and Sue North, Head of Children's LDA programme. View the recording of the session.

Wellbeing and Resilience in trying times with Karen Hoe. View the recording of the session and the presentation.

Tuesday 1 December

Developing a system of support that is fit for purpose with Huw Davies, Chief Executive, BASE. View the presentation from this Zoom session.

Keynote speech with Justin Tomlinson MP, DWP Minister. View the recording of the session.

School exclusions and managed moves - DfE roundtable/listening session/workshop with Claire Hughes, Policy Advisor for Exclusions at the DfE. View the presentation from this Zoom session.

Wednesday 2 December

The future of area SEND inspections, presented by Nick Whittaker HMI, Specialist Adviser, Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, Ofsted. View the recording of the session along with the associated presentation.

Common myths in SEND law with Wendy Rainbow, Legal Team Manager, IPSEA. View the presentation from this Zoom session.

Mental Health - what does it mean to you? Awaiting the presentation from this Zoom session.

Thursday 3 December  

Diverse Community Engagement with Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi, Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist, Diversity Trust. See the presentation from this Zoom session.

Engaging children and young people in effective decision-making, presented by Jo Carr, Senior Participation Development Officer, Council for Disabled Children, and Paul Crawte, Head of Young People's strategy, KIDS. View the presentation from this Zoom session.

Introduction to Parent Carer Participation, presented by Ruth Hobbs, Chair of Somerset Parent Carer and Richard Jaramba, Chair of Leicester City Parent Carer Forum. Awaiting recording of this session. View the presentation from this session.

Friday 4 December

Restorative practice: Removing barriers to co-production using restorative approaches with Barry Jones. View the presentation from this Zoom session.

Ministerial Keynote from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families. View the recording of this session.

Virtual Conference closing remarks and thanks. View the recording of this session.