Parent Carer Network – Halton SEND Carers Forum

Halton SEND Carers Forum is the peer support groups for Halton parents and carers of children and young people with SEND.

Forum members work together with the multi-agency partners in Halton Children’s Trust so that we are able to design, develop and improve local services for families; and also provide better support and information for children, young people and their families in Halton. 

More details are available on the Forum’s website Halton SEND Carer Forum and Tel: 01928 716985

What is a Parent Carer Forum and what do they do - YouTube

HSCF Annual General Meeting (AGM) 31.3.2021 @ 1-2.30pm via Zoom

Making a Difference Why should I join my local Parent Carer Forum - YouTube

HSCF job advert for part time Engagement Officer

Support Groups for children and young people

These are peer support groups for children and young people.

By working together with the children and young people in these groups, Halton Children’s Trust (all the multi-agency partners in the Borough are able to design, develop, improve services, support and better information that we have available for children, young people and their families in Halton.  An example of this is working with us to improve this Halton Local Offer website 

Bright Sparks

Bright Sparks support young people to be involved in decision making in Halton, we help young people with disabilities to have a say in the services provided for them

Halton Speak Out meet the team
Brookvale Community Centre Runcorn
Tel: 01928 713 877

Halton Youth Cabinet (HYC)

Halton Youth Cabinet (HYC) is open to anyone in Halton aged 11 – 18 who wants to work with local decision-makers to ensure young people’s voices are heard.

Supported by VIBE, HYC now have a new website, with lots of information available, details of meetings and contact details – click here for the new HYC website

Children in Care Council (CICC)

The CICC provides an opportunity for you to work together to promote your views, values and opinions and is a way for you to be involved in the planning and decision making processes on matters that affect your life

Useful Information

Family, caring and housing support
Moving from Benefits to Work

Provides help and advice on moving from benefits to work, work experience/volunteering, starting your own business and support available when you start working.

Keeping safe
Hate Crime, Childline & Prejudiced Incidents

Hate Crime


  • Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19

Prejudiced Incidents

Got Your Back Halton

  • Self-Referral can be made by you or your friends aged 18 or under if you have been a victim of crime
  • Referral by a Professionals/Agency – parental or guardian permission is required to pass the young person’s details on to the service
  • Got Your Back Halton Tel: 0800 6406466, Text GYBMentor to 82228, Email [email protected] 
Dealing with scams and cold callers
Advocacy support