Our Mission

Richmond Parent Carer Forum is an independent group run by parents for parents or carers of children/young people (aged 0 – 25 years) who have any form of special educational need or disability. Your child does not need an official diagnosis for you to become a member and we support families of children with any type of additional need including learning difficulties like dyslexia.

We receive core funding from the Department for Education and our purpose is to ensure that the voices of parents, children and young people are heard in the planning and implementation of SEND services in Richmond. We can also help you to access services and provide valuable peer support, connecting you with other parents who understand the special joys and challenges of raising a family with additional needs.

Joining is FREE! To become a member please complete our application form here.


Latest News


Richmond Parent Carer Forum are holding a number of events for new and existing members throughout March. All parent carers who care for a child or young person aged 0 – 25 years with a Special Education Need or Disability (SEND) and live in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames can become a Richmond Parent Carer Member and are eligible to book onto the events.

Become a member and book your place on one of our many exciting events.

Covid-19 – Important Message

In light of the government’s latest Coronavirus announcement, the Richmond Parent Carer Forum has suspended all their face to face events in order to protect our children and families during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We are still available to respond to queries by email and telephone.