Essex Family Forum wants as many Parents/Carers and young people to have their voice heard.
Ofsted and the CQC ( Care Quality Commission) will be carrying out a joint inspection on Essex SEND services.

A vital process to the inspection is to hear from as many as possible Parents/Carers and Young People.

There are two Open Parent Meetings:

Tuesday 1st October @ Colchester Football Stadium 1-2 pm (North)
JobServe Community Stadium,
United Way,

Tuesday 1st October @ Adult Community Learning Brentwood 1-2 pm (South)
Bishops Hill
Rayleigh Road
CM13 1BD

Light refreshments will be available ☕️ ?

These Open Meetings are supported by your Forum-Essex Family Forum, SNAP Charity-South and Colchester Parent Support-North.

 There are a few other ways to do this:

1. The inspection will include an online recorded webinar to allow Essex’s parents and carers of children with SEND to contribute. The webinar will take place from noon on Monday 23 September until 11:59 pm on Tuesday 1 October.

Parents and carers who would like to take part in this webinar can follow this internet link to register:

2. Parents and carers can email their contributions to

Full information can be found on the Essex Local Offer

These are your opportunities to have your voice heard. No booking is required. We look forward to seeing you next week. Save the date.