ABOUT US

PACTS is Stockport’s official local parent carer forum run by parents for parents, carers, grandparents and family members who have a child/young person between the ages of 0 & 25 years with special educational needs &  disabilities including any additional need. PIPS was founded in June 2008 and name changed to PACTS March 2020.

We work in co-production with the Stockport’s Education, Health & Social Care, Providers and local support groups to ensure the collective voice of parents and carers are heard during the design, development, delivery and review of services to ensure best outcomes for children and young people and their families.

PACTS offers an opportunity for families to come together,  receive the latest training, share information, experiences and to provide support to each other.

LATEST POSTS

Schooling During Lockdown

Schooling during lockdown Stockport Council and PACTS have issued a joint statement on school opening during the current Covid national lockdown.  This can be found at Joint Statement About Schools During Lockdown January 2021...

Post-Inspection Survey Results

In September PACTS ran a survey to find out about the lived experience of Stockport families where children and young people have SEND.  The survey asked families for information about their experiences between November 2019 and August 2020. You can read the headlines...

High Needs Funding block of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) consultation – next steps

A big thank you to everyone that took part in our public consultation on the High Needs Funding block of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) which funds a number of SEND support services in Stockport.  We really value your feedback to the consultation and are now in the...

Stockport Council has co-produced…

Stockport Council has co-produced with parent/carers a set of guidance for early years settings, schools and colleges on return to school.  See https://stockport.fsd.org.uk/kb5/stockport/fsd/advice.page?id=GSSR5lIIAbw

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Coronavirus:  latest news on changes to early years, education and colleges and resources to support families The government announced on Wednesday 18th March that education settings (early years, schools and colleges) would close from Friday 20th March except for...

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and PACTS

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and PACTS The Coronavirus (Covid-19) issue is one that concerns all our members. PACTS continue to keep the situation under close and regular review. Stockport Council and Clinical Commissioning Group are monitoring advice from the government...

Not PIPS but PACTS

On 3rd March at the annual Information Day, Parents in Partnership Stockport (PIPS) was re-launched with a new name – Parents and Carers Together Stockport (PACTS). Why the new name? Over the years, many people have confused the name and work of PIPS...