• Parent Carer Forum for Slough

    A parent carer forum is a group of parents and carers of disabled children who work with local authorities, education, health and other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families.

Who Are We

Special Voices is a group of parents/carers of children and young people with additional needs.

What We Do

We are all volunteers working in partnership with voluntary and statutory organisations.

Our Philosophy

We raise awareness about the rights and needs of children/young people with additional needs.

The main aim of Special Voices is to raise awareness about the rights and needs of children/young people with additional needs and to ensure that they and their families are consulted and involved in any decisions made during planning or developing services for them. Special Voices has a main steering group of voluntary parents/carers who have taken on the role of gathering your collective views and presenting them to service planners and decision makers in order to ensure that services are needs-led.

Who can become involved in Special Voices?

If you are a parent/carer of a child or young person with special needs and live in Slough, you can become involved in any way you choose.
Extensive information is provided on a number of specialised support services that are provided for children with specific learning difficulties, including hearing, visual and physical disabilities.



Special Voices’ parents representatives are invited to sit on planning meetings to give your views


Special Voices attend forums to give you a chance to express your views and opinions.


Special Voices hold coffee mornings giving you a chance to mornings giving you a chance to meet other parents.

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Special Voices has publicity stands at various venues across Slough to raise awareness and to listen to your views.




Special Voices signpost families for support or for information


Through Special Voices you can get regular newsletters to keep you updated with current events and more.


Special Voices members organise fun indoor and outdor events together.


Through Special Voices you can ensure that yourviews and you child’s needs are recorded on the voluntary planning database which Slough is required to keep.

Next Upcoming Event

Drop – in Coffee Days, Fridays

20th October 2017
- Friends Meeting House
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