We are a friendly group of parent carers who have children and young people with specia educational needs and/or disabilities ages 0-25 years. We support and train parent carers to enable them to have input and be involved with shaping services alongside the professionals who provide health, education, adult and social services. Our shared mission is to improve and enhance the experiences and opportunities of children and young people witha additional needs by enabling parents and carers to be heard and be at the heart of decisions about development and delivery of services in Southampton. The forum will represent the views of the collective community and not an individual voice. The role of the forum is not to advocate for individual families and will signpost to specialist services. The views of parents and carers in the local area are represented by our 12 steering group members who are parents and carers who have children with a variety of disablities and/or special educational needs.