Monthly coffee mornings for parent carers of children and young people with SEND

Southend SEND Independent Forum (SSIF) is the Parent Carer Forum (PCF) for Southend-on-Sea. Funded by the Department of Education, PCFs work alongside local authorities and health services, making sure that the voices of parents and carers of children with SEND are heard.

SSIF hold a monthly coffee morning where parents and carers can meet and share their experiences, with guidance and advice also available from a variety of different SEND departments, including the SEND Local Offer Team and Advisory SENCos.

Parents and carers of children under 5 can enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit in peace, thanks to the free sensory play creche provided by Chaos and Calm.

The sessions are on a Tuesday morning, 10am to 11.30am at SAVS, 29 -31 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1BW. There is no need to book.

The dates for 2023/24 are:

  • 10 October 2023
  • 14 November 2023
  • 12 December 2023
  • 9 January 2024
  • 13 February 2024
  • 12 March 2024
  • 16 April 2024
  • 14 May 2024
  • 11 June 2024
  • 9 July 2024

For further information please contact SSIF at

Date: 10th October 2023 - 9th July 2024 Recurs monthly on Tuesday, but only the second instance of this set.

Location: SAVS 29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1BW

Cost: No cost

Time: 10:00 - 11:30