Benefits of Joining
Membership of the Forum is free, and if you sign up to receive our emails, you will hear first about any events that we arrange, giving booking priority. We produce a half-termly bulletin to update you with our latest news, and we share information, both local and national, related to disability issues.
Join Our Board
The Parents’ Forum is a charity with two paid staff and a committee of parent/carer volunteers. We always encourage parents of disabled/special needs children and young people to get involved with us and if they can, help us out in a way that they will enjoy and will fit into their life of caring responsibilities. If you would like to help us out, training will be given which is appropriate for the role. Any out-of-pocket expenses incurred will be reimbursed.
Become a committee member and have a say in how the PFBA is run. The committee meets every 4-6 weeks during term time, at the Carlisle Business Centre in Bradford, and meetings usually last 2 hours. There is also an Annual General Meeting once a year in October/ November. We are a friendly bunch and there is always tea and biscuits!
Roles – like most committees of charities, we have specific roles of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. The roles do have some extra responsibilities than a standard committee member, but these are minimal – please get in touch to find out more.
We understand that committees and meetings are not for everyone, and we also need help in other areas:
Helping at events – we occasionally run social events, or attend other groups’ events. It is good to have several PFBA representatives to chat to other parents and to take their details if they want to be on our database.
Attending coffee mornings – we are often invited to attend coffee mornings of special schools or other groups. This is a good way of getting the word out about what we do. This would usually be just a short informal chat with the parents who are there about what we do, and taking details for our database.
Going to the local Child Development Centres – to make contact, often for the first time, with parents of disabled and special needs children, we would like to have an information stand at the CDCs to introduce ourselves.
We are always looking for new good ideas!
We do not charge a membership fee and do not usually hold fund raising events or collections, however, if you would like to make a donation to our work, that would be very welcome and can be done via BACS:
Account name Parents Forum for Bradford and Airedale (PFBA).
Account number 00020989
Sort code 40-52-40
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