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.



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...


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...