SNAP Parent Carer Forum (PCF)
SNAP PCF is a pro-active group of Central Bedfordshire parents who all have children or young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) between the ages of 0-25 years. SNAP PCF works with education, health, children and adult social care as well as other organisations to help influence and improve local services that are provided for our children and young people, to ensure that they meet the needs of all disabled children and their families in the county.
As parent carers, the team brings a real-life perspective and experience to the planning and development of the services that families use. By continuously working with us and ‘co-producing’ any change, the team is successful at securing the changes that are needed to benefit all children and young people living with SEND in the county. Successful co-production ensures that we, along with the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), can be confident from the outset that the services we are designing or providing reflect what local families actually want and need.
SNAP PCF is unable to offer individual support to parents, however it does provide some useful links and an events calendar to help to sign post you to services who may be able to assist with information, advice and guidance.
SNAP PCF has run a satisfaction of SEND Services survey to gauge how effecting SEND services are and is intended to reflect the views of a wide group of parent and carers. The results of the survey were shared with Central Bedfordshire Council and the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and can be found on SNAP PCF's website.
Download the SNAP PCF Annual Report
Download the SNAP PCF leaflet (PDF 1.6MB)