About us


(Durham’s Parent Carer Forum. Formerly called Making Changes Together)

We are a group of experienced parent carer volunteers from County Durham and we represent the interests of parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities within the Durham local Authority area.

We do this by working in partnership with the Local Authority, Health and Social Care also other groups and organisations   ( locally, regionally, and nationally ) to influence service provision and highlight the issues and needs of the families we represent. A copy of our updated February 2023 constitution can be found HERE.

We are funded by the Department Of Education via the NNPCF (National Network of Parent Carer Forums) to coordinate, promote and deliver parent participation locally. We deliver workshops, bi-annual parent carer conferences, and various events within County Durham to get views from all parent carers and influence “Changes Together”.

MCT DURHAM PCF is now a CIO (Charitable incorporated organisation) and have been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1202217.

“Co-production at the heart of all partnerships”