The Forum

The West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum is run by Parent and Carers who have children with additional needs and want  to help improve and change local services within West Berkshire. We have a brilliant and enthusiastic Steering Group of Parent/Carers, who attend meetings with the local services, help run the forum by setting up coffee mornings, etc,  and who meet up once a month (with lots of coffee, cake, and sometimes even lunch!) to discuss what will be happening in the future. The Forum is totally independent of any organisations which means we can not be told how to work, who we can work with or what we can say. We are all volunteers who facilitate meetings with the local services, and  who organise events and daily running of the Forum.

If you feel you would like to be involved in any way at all, fill in the form on the website under Join Us or send us an email or contact our Chair – Dawn

The Forum is mainly government funded by the DfE (Department for Education). We do take sponsorship, donations and we bid for grants to help create funds to support our families.

Our Forum Steering Group 

Dawn Baxendale – Chair of the Steering Group
Lisa – Treasurer
Lucy – Secretary
Jane – Data Protection
Traci – Safeguarding