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Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum

"If you want to know how well a pair of shoes fit, you ask the person wearing them, not the person  who made them or paid for them."

BBPCF are a group of parents and carers of SEN & disabled children who work in partnership with local authorities, education, health, social care and other providers to ensure the services they commission, plan and deliver meet the needs of SEN & disabled children and their families. Any parent or carer of a child or young person aged 0-25 can be a member.

Upcoming coffee mornings

We host monthly coffee mornings for parents and carers to come together, meet other parent carers and hear from a range of guest speakers on topics relevant to SEND

Child Development Centre Kempston 

Monday 9th September – Jo Drew and Simon Harwin (Therapies)
Monday 7th October – Outcomes Framework Survey to be repeated one
year on (we will also be sending out to members by email/social media)
Wednesday 13th November – TBC
Monday 2nd December – Emma Freda, Healthwatch

Queen's Park Neighbourhood Centre

We are holding a Coffee Morning at on Wednesday 30th from 10am-12 noon. 

Kempston Council Chambers 

Evening Get Together Thursday 26th September from 6:30-8:30pm

Get Involved!

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum wants to hear from all parent carers who live, use and access services within Bedford Borough.

  • Could you provide feedback on particular services?
  • Would you like to be involved in designing or planning services?
  • Do you want to meet other parent carers who are passionate about improving outcomes for children, young people and their families?
  • Would you like to see improved services in your local area?

You can be involved as much or as little as you like and every opinion is valued.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kelly Mathias
Contact Position
Communications Officer


Best Start Bedford offer is a free service provided by Bedford Borough Council.

The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to parents and children inclusive of those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

 This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service/Provider and neither does Bedford Borough Council or its partners make any representations as to the accuracy of the information.

 Please contact the service provider directly for updates and accuracy of information.


Anyone working with children should have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service, (DBS) safeguarding policies and insurances in place, which they should make available to you on request.

Where to go

Child Development Centre
Hill Rise
MK42 7EB
Get directions

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Coffee Morning 10am to 12 noon
Time of day

Other Details


Free to sign up
Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old