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Reading Families' Forum

Reading Families' Forum are a charity run by local parent carers with children and young people with a variety of special needs and disabilities. We have 5 Trustees and over 190 members. Our aim is to improve local services for children with additional needs.

We hold a coffee evening at Krazy Play Days every half-term with a variety of speakers and a chance for parents to talk together. Children have fun while supervised by Forum helpers experienced in working with children.

The Forum also hold an annual information and fun day for families of children with additional needs. This year, we are also holding a transition information event at the Avenue School.

We also look after the youth forum Special United - a forum for young people with additional needs and their siblings. This Forum meets every half-term, in the evenings at the Avenue School.

The Forum has groups of parents affiliated to us at 28 schools in Reading. If your school hasn't already got a group for parents of children with addition needs, ask us for help in setting one up. It is a great chance to chat to other parents in the same boat. The Forum also helps arrange speakers on sleep, managing behaviour and anxiety, finances and more.

The Forum are always keen for parents to join our steering group. We hold parent carer steering groups every half term to plan our work over a relaxing coffee. The steering group meet Education, Social Care and Health managers to discuss the needs of our children. You can do as much or as little as you want. It is great to be working with like-minded parents to improve things for our children and families.


If you would like to get involved or find out information about our events, please contact Reading Families' Forum - Tel: 0751 6185380

Who to contact

Contact Name
Fran Morgan
Contact Position
Parent Participation Coordinator
0751 6185380
Reading Families' forum

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday - Friday

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
All our events are free and refreshments are provided.


Referral required
Referral Details

Contact Reading Families' Forum

Local Offer

Contact Name
Fran Morgan
Contact Telephone
0751 6185380
Contact Email
Reading Families' Forum
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)

General Provider Response

Is your service accessible?
Please feel free to contact us in advance to discuss your's or child’'s specific needs and we will do our best to work with you to resolve any access issues
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Any Reading family with a child or young person up to the age of 25 with additional needs, can contact us for information, or to get involved in developing services.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.