About Us

For our children, our young people, their carers, their parents and our communities

We are a group of parents and carers working with service providers,  health, education-just about anyone who wants to- in order to bring about positive change in the borough of Rochdale for our families.

The Parent Carers Voice formally known as the Parent Forum is a recognised and respected force for change in the community and we feel as parents all of us are best placed to do this.

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 10am at our base in Castleton. We welcome new members and want our forum to represent as many people in our community as possible.



Our History

The Parents’ Forum for Children with Disabilities in Rochdale, Heywood & Middleton was started by three parents who wanted to make a difference. After completing a Partners in Policymaking Course in 2001 Rachael, Carole and Marie started the forum to inform and give families a voice in the authority. They worked with professionals in the authority to be a voice for young people and their families to bring about change.