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Bournemouth Parent and Carer Forum


News and updates

Who are the Bournemouth Parent Carer Forum?

We would like to introduce ourselves to you.  BPCF are a group consisting of parents/carers of children/young person with various disabilities.

We would like to encourage parents/carers and professionals to engage with us around information and consultations work. We would like  to form a working group as we are always being approached to formulate some research around transitions, support, EHCP’s post 16-25 (college),  Local Offer and CAHMS, Carers United have contacted us with a short question on carers assessment, just to name a few, please email us on  

We have some exciting news the BPCF now have a discount card for parents who live in Bournemouth this is called BPCF Max Card it’s offers discounts to over 3,000 attractions throughout the UK.  Just to name a few venues Legoland and Go Ape.   (Please note this is different from the max card from Dorset Xchange) It’s has a small cost of £3.00 for two years, plus a bonus of the diner card which also offers money off coupons.  If anyone is interested in buying one we have a venue that parents can come and collect which is Tesco, Community Room, Riverside Avenue, Bournemouth we are there on a Thursday, from 10.00 to 12.00 or attend one of our monthly themed workshops from 6.30 to 8.30 (term-time) 


Parent workshops

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Kingston Maurward - Special Senses Day, Free Entry!

Kingston Maurward - Special Senses Day, Free Entry! 1

Bournemouth & Poole: Strategic review of support, services and provision for children and young people with high needs

Linwood School

Activities at Linwood and Springwood: open to all children with a Statement or EHCP and their families.

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If you need support or more information please contact the Information & Advice team on

01305 213135 or email

The Umbrella Group

We are a parent led support group, for parents of children and young adults with ASD.

We are known as The Umbrella Group and we meet once a month.


Venue   Portfield School, The Pool room, Parley Lane, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BP             

On         4th Saturday of the month

Time     10am -12 noon

Please note these meetings are for parents only.

We hope to see you for support, laughter, moaning and tears!


For more information please contact:-

Debbie Muldoon-Hall (07900 693131) and Natalie Chambers (07847 281889)


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