Kent Parents and Carers Together (PACT)
Kent PACT is a parent carer forum set up for parents of children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs.
They offer a way for you to have your say and influence us, local health services and other organisations in improving local services. Some of the parents on the forum are also key members of the joint KCC/NHS SEND Improvement Board.
Parent carer forums
A parent carer forum is a group of parents and carers of disabled children and young people. Their aim is to make sure services in their local area meet the needs of disabled children and their families.
To do this, they gather your views and work in partnership with us, education settings and health providers to highlight:
- what's working well and what's not
- changes or improvements to be made.
Meet the Kent PACT team
Kent PACT are there to support you. They know how daunting the SEND world can be to navigate. Therefore, they are inviting SEND service professionals to join them in virtual meetings where you can meet them to understand the roles and ask them questions.
You can find out more about the team, their work and how to join the forum - meet the team on the Kent PACT website.
Working together with Kent PACT
We want to make sure that as a local authority we listen to the parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. By working collaboratively together, we can listen to their views and opinions, those of which are crucial in shaping and developing our service.
Here are some of the positive ways in which Kent PACT have helped us:
The speed with which Kent PACT have been able to recruit quality candidates into their new posts is evidence of the esteem in which they are held and demonstrates, the momentum and dedication shown by their new leadership team.Stuart Collins, Integrated Children's Services
Memorandum of Understanding for SEND
The Memorandum of Understanding is a statement of intent between Kent County Council, Kent PACT and NHS Kent and Medway, to work collaboratively together for the SEND service.