Southwark Parent Carers Council
speaking up for families with disabled children

Welcome to Southwark Parent Carer Council (PCC)

  • We are the parent carer forum for Southwark - and we want to achieve the best local services for children and young people aged 0-25 with disabilities/additional needs and their families. To find out more about the PCC, go to About Us

  • We are working with partners in education, health and social care to give families a say in the design and provision of services. Our parent reps are now involved in workstreams with Southwark Council on the new SEND Reforms - find out more here.


11 Jul New Wellbeing Group for Adults with Autism

A New Healthy Living and Wellbeing Group for Adults with Autism living in Southwark has started every Tuesday, run by Lambeth Mencap.

Time: 10:30AM - 1:30PM    Location: The Old Mortuary, St Mary's church St, SE16 4JE

See below for more details



Southwark Parent Carer Council (PCC) team
Twitter: @SouthwarkPCC
Tel: Francesca (administrator): 07534 243045 Mon-Thur 10am-12pm, Thur 4-6pm
Sandra (chair) : 077102 57475. Wed 10am-1pm

20 Mar Empower to Achieve: our successful event

Thank you to all the parents/carers of children and young people with SEND who attended our free event: Empower to Achieve.

This Southwark Parent Carer Council event followed on from last year's event SEND: Inspire to Aspire, which looked at aspirations and outcomes for children and young people with SEND. 

Our Empower to Achieve event took place on Thursday 17 March at Inspire, Walworth Road.

The event focused on empowering parents/carers, children and young people and their families for the future, by finding out more about changing services and your legal rights. 

There was a panel of speakers and a chance to book a one-to-one consultation with representaives from Southwark Council and the Local Offer. 

We will be posting a report on the event soon.

For more information, contact:

Or telephone: 
Francesca (administrator): 07534 243045 Mondays – Thursdays 10AM – 12PM , Thursdays 4PM-6PM

Sandra (chair) : 077102 57475. Wednesdays 10AM – 1PM

Southwark Parent Carer Council (PCC) team

18 Dec Hospice Research Needed from Carers

Are you a parent or carer of a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness? Have you been so in the past? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Sean’s House Hospice Support, Demelza Hospice Care for Children and Goldsmiths, University of London are collaborating on a research project. They want to understand more about the experiences of families in the Lewisham and Southwark areas of London whose child has been diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

They would particularly like to talk to families in the New Cross and Peckham areas; however all carers in the same boroughs and in the same situation are invited to participate. They encourage contributions from all ethnic backgrounds.

Your contribution will be confidential. The researchers want the research to help improve local support for families.

If you are interested in taking part, and would like to find out more, please email Maisie at:


10 Mar Southwark PCC Steering Group Meeting

Southwark PCC Steering Group meetings are for parent carers who are on our steering committee or are involved as parent representatives on Southwark Council workstreams, NHS boards or workstreams or other areas. 

These meetings are designed to discuss our activities as a parent carer forum but also to identify and act upon ongoing issues in services for our children and young people. Any parent carer who is interested in getting involved with our group is welcome, but please contact us beforehand. We also welcome any parent carers contacting us with issues affecting them.

at Southwark Carers - Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EN

10.30pm to 2pm (including refreshments)

Our next meetings are on
Friday 10 March
Friday 21 April
Friday 2 June
Friday 7 July

If you'd like to join one of our meetings, become involved in Southwark PCC, or if you want to just give us some feedback on any services your family receives, please contact us on:

  • Tel:
    Francesca (administrator): 07534 243045. Monday-Thursday 10am – 12pm , Thursday 4-6pm
    Sandra (chair): 077102 57475. Wednesday only, 10am-1pm.