Get involved

We need you to help to make Parent/Carer voices heard. We will be working with a variety of boards and decision-making groups. Our aim is to actively involve parents and carers in planning and making decisions about services for children and young people with SEND aged 0-25.

Benefits of getting involved

Essex is a large diverse county and we have a responsibility to ensure that we can reach a cross representation of the SEND population throughout the geographical spread of the county.

By becoming a member of Essex Family Forum we can keep you updated about important local and national developments.

The forum can offer you opportunities to help influence the services available to our families.

You can connect and be empowered as parents and carers and become a voice for all families on issues that affect us.

You will have your views and lived experiences not just listened to but heard.

Be supported when involved in parent carer participation and co-production to actively influence change.

So get involved, have your say and together we will make a difference!

Application form for new members

The more members we have the louder our voice!

Joining is FREE and you can participate as much or little as you like.

Please use our online form to request to join the Essex Family Forum or contact us via email/Tel: where we will be happy to help.

All together, better and stronger.

Family Champions

Another way you can be more involved is by becoming one of our Family Champions and representing the lived experiences of your own and other SEND families that you are connected with.

For more information please visit our Family Champions page.