Parents in Partnership Stockport



PIPS 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 2008 through Department for Education funding “Aiming high Short Breaks Agenda”.


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.


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

Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Ofsted CQC Joint Area Inspection - Quick Guide

From 24th September to 28th September 2018, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly an inspection of #Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.


The inspection will evaluate how effectively the local area:


• identifies children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities

• assesses and meets the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities

• improves outcomes for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.


The inspection will also include an online webinar to allow other parents and carers in the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council area to contribute. The session will be available on demand, and we will ask parents and carers to share their views and experiences on how effectively the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council local area is fulfilling the above responsibilities. While we understand that many parents and carers may have views on their experience that extend before the implementation of the reforms in September 2014, it is important that this date is used as the start for gathering evidence about the impact of the reforms as part of our new inspections. We would also like parents and carers to understand that we will not be able to follow up or comment upon individual cases.

The webinar will be available on demand between 17th September and 25th September 2018. Please note this webinar can be re-accessed if additional time is required to make comment.


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"Our mission is to bring about positive change for families of children and young people with any additional needs or disabilities. We achieve this by empowering parent carers in effective participation to shape services and provide information and support."


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