Are you a parent or carer of a child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) living in Tower Hamlets? Do you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. That’s where Tower Hamlets SEND Independent Parent Forum comes in. Here are 5 reasons why being a part of our community is beneficial for you.
1. Access to a supportive community
Our forum is a welcoming and supportive community that provides a safe space for parents and carers to connect, share experiences, and support each other. You’ll have access to a range of resources, including workshops, training sessions, and guest speakers.
Being part of a community of parents and carers who understand your experiences can make a huge difference in how you cope with challenges and how you advocate for your child’s needs.
2. Improved knowledge and understanding of SEND
Our forum provides opportunities for parents and carers to learn about SEND and how to navigate the system. We host workshops and training sessions on topics such as education, social care, and health. You’ll learn new skills and strategies that will help you advocate for your child’s needs more effectively.
3. Influence policy and decision-making
As a member of our forum, you’ll have the opportunity to share your experiences and ideas with decision-makers and policy-makers. We work closely with the local authority and other organizations to ensure that the needs of children with SEND and their families are being addressed.
Your input is valuable and can help shape policies and services that affect you and your family.
4. Increased confidence and empowerment
Being a part of our forum can help you feel more confident and empowered as a parent or carer. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that will enable you to advocate for your child’s needs more effectively, and you’ll have access to a supportive community that will encourage and empower you.
5. Make new friends and connections
Our forum is also a great place to make new friends and connections. You’ll meet other parents and carers who share similar experiences and challenges, and you’ll have the opportunity to connect with them on a personal level.
Building a network of friends and supporters can help you feel less isolated and alone, and it can also provide you with valuable support and advice as you navigate the world of SEND.
Joining Tower Hamlets SEND Independent Parent Forum is a step towards creating a better future for your child and family. We hope to see you soon!