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Reading Families' Forum

Reading Families’ Forum are the local parent carer forum. Our board of trustees and steering group are all volunteers and have children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities ourselves. We understand what it is like to care for a child with additional needs and to fight for the services are children and their siblings need.

We are independent of Brighter Futures for Children and Reading Borough Council. As a parent carer forum, we work with parents, young people, education, health and social care to improve services for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families.

Reading Families’ Forum meet service providers regularly at SEND Strategy Board meetings and various other working groups, always working to improve SEND services and make families’ lives easier.

We hold a meet up with parent carers at least every half-term so that families can talk to managers of the services they use and have a chance to talk to parents going through similar experiences. During Covid, these sessions are taking place monthly on Zoom.

We are always keen to hear from parents about how they are finding local services for their children. Let us know what is working for your family and what you want to see improved. It is a privilege to be a voice for SEND families.

The Forum are always keen for parents to join our steering group or become a Trustee.

Reading Families’ Forum  Tel: 0751 6185380

Registered Charity No 1166585.  

Reviewed November 2021

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.