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.


24 Aug Independent Support with EHC Plans

Families looking for help going through the process of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) can get free, independent help from the Independent Support service from Family Lives. Contact details below:

Family Lives - Independent Support
Family Lives offer an Independent Support service in Croydon, Lambeth and Southwark. Independent Supporters can provide information and support to parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are being assessed for, or transferring to, an Education, Health and Care Plan.
Tel: 020 3131 3150


To find out more information about the Independent Support service, visit:


You can also contact SIAS - Southwark Information, Advice and Support Team (formerly Parent Partnership) for help with going through the EHCP process and many other issues, especially to do with schools, SEN, exclusion, etc. SIAS is an arms-length service run by Southwark Council offering parents support, training and advice.
For more information, click here. Or tel: 020 7525 3104 or email:

For general information on services in Southwark, check out our Local Services page or look on Southwark's Local Offer website.

25 Mar Raising Future Stars: Southwark PCC's event

Thank you to all the parents/carers and professionals who attended the Southwark Parent Carer Council (PCC)'s event Raising Future Stars on Friday 24 March. This event was a free event.

Southwark Parent Carer Council is a parent led forum, by parents and for parents.

We do our best to represent you and your children and ensure that children and young people with additional needs are considered by decision makers in Southwark. Considering that we are run by parents’ volunteers, we are well-established in Southwark.

However, our group needs you! We would like to find out about your talents and ideas, as well, as issues your family is facing due to disability or additional need. You are the experts in your children needs and we would like you to share your experience with other parents and service providers. These events give you opportunities to work with our local authority to improve Southwark services so they meet needs of our children and young people.

Additionally to inspiring speakers and guests, we also provided pamper sessions, free raffle and healthy lunch.

For more info, contact: or text us your name to: 07710 257475

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