Membership of Waltham Forest Parent Forum is currently free for parents and carers of disabled children and young people aged 0 to 25 living in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. By becoming a member of WFPF you will be sent regular updates on the consultations attended by group members, minutes from meetings and given free or concessionary entry to WFPF social events.
Members are asked to sign a "Rules of Membership" form and provide contact details, with address, telephone number and where possible an email address. These details are accessed only by the forum parent participation directors in order to send out meeting minutes and / or updates.
Agendas, previous meeting minutes and confirmation of meeting dates and venues are sent out via email or post to members in advance of meetings. Members are invited to add to meeting agendas any issues they wish to raise.
The forum is headed by two parent particpation directors and a steering committee consisting of 13 members. Some steering group members volunteer to attend council meetings on behalf of the forum and take on work and admin duties as required and agreed with the parent particpation directors. The steering group is responsible for advising the parent particpation directors on the direction, workload and structure of the forum and meets as required by the forum workload.
All other parent / carer members of the forum are general members. General member meetings are held four times a year in term time. General members may also be invited to general consultation meetings organised by service providers and key policy makers so that their views on specific topics can be gathered. General members are encouraged to attend meetings where possible but if unable to attend meetings then we welcome contact by email or phone.
If you are a professional working with families who have a disabled child or another interested part you are welcome to join the forum as a other member.
For more information regarding membership please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07528 433640 or 07794 298496