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about US

Who are we?

Oxfordshire Parent Carers Forum (OxPCF) is an independent group enabling the voices of parent carers of children and young people with SEND across Oxfordshire to be heard.  The forum is committed to making parent carer participation an integral part of service and information development and provision in Oxfordshire, with the aim of creating better outcomes for children and young people with SEND and their families. 


We are members of NNPCF (National Network of Parent Carer Forms) which is supported by the organisation Contact. We are kindly hosted and supported by OxFSN (Oxfordshire Family Support Network)

We are a group of parents just like you. Our children have a wide range of needs, from mild to severe, including physical disabilities. Some have ‘hidden’ impairments, like Mental Health issues, ADHD or Dyslexia, while others have behavioural problems, or no firm diagnosis.


  • We are recognised as the parent carer representatives on several high level committees and boards and this means that we contribute to the improvement and creation of quality services that aim to meet the needs of parent carers and their children/young people

  • We anonymise your comments and we summarise the information which we feed back to the boards

  • We compile periodic reports which we send to the local authority and to our grant provider to show we are using our funds to do the work we are expected to do

Mother and Son

“One person caring about another represents life's greatest value.”

Jim Rohn, author

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