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Information and Guidance

Here you will find a range of services offering information and guidance that is available to all; parents/carers, young people or professionals. Some are local to Stoke on Trent and others are national groups.

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Local Parent Groups

Parent Carer Forum - PCF

Stoke Parent Carer Forum is available for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 who have disabilities and/or additional needs.  We meet monthly to discuss matters relating to children and young people with disabilities and their carers. Topics discussed vary greatly, but may include short breaks, transition, health, education, social care, changes in the SEN reform, local offer and much more.

Stoke Parent Carer Forum work in partnership at National and Local levels with the departments of Health, Education, Child and Family Services, the voluntary sector and all other Children Services by providing a united voice at strategic level meetings and ensuring Parents’ and Carers’ views are represented within Stoke-On-Trent and to influence the development of accessible services.

To find out more, contact us on 07952 767238 or email or through our website at


Parent Engagement Group in Stoke - PEGiS

PEGiS is a chance for parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) and young people (up to the age of 25) with SEND to meet together and informally engage in discussions around educational issues and concerns. 

PEGiS meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at The Mount Education Support Centre, Penkhull, ST4 7JU and meetings usually last between 1 and 2 hours. To find out more, contact us on 07935 557380 or email


Face 2 Face

Face 2 Face in Stoke is our free befriending service offering one to one emotional support for parents of disabled children or those with additional needs. Is this for me? If you are caring for a disabled child, it's for you.

We have a team of  23 befrienders and are currently looking to increase the team. All our befriender's are parents of disabled children/additional needs. Alongside our general befriending service we hope to develop a new project where it's our intention to run a  "Drop In" session every half term in some pilot mainstream schools.

To find out more, contact us on 07921 046511 or email 

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