Southend SEND Independent Forum

About the Organisation

Who are we?

​We are a family friendly independent forum, made up of parents who have a broad spectrum of SEND children with a range of needs. Our own experiences make us passionate and committed to ensuring parents or carers of SEND children and young people 0-25, have an opportunity to be heard.

Our Vision

To build an inclusive, credible and evolving forum that provides parents and carers a vehicle to voice their opinions and influence the decisions that affect all SEND families in the future.

Our Goal

An inherent part of the decision making process across all relevant Southend services. To ensure we use all our available resources to gather a comprehensive and diverse cross section of views and experiences, so we can represent a wide range of SEND families in Southend with children from 0-25 years old. To continually gather common themes derived from all perspectives, that shape the direction and strategies of the forum in the future. Constantly striving for ways to grow our community of parents and carers and build our networks with already established groups to deliver the best outcome for all families involved.