How PACC works
PACC offers a representative model of participation where individuals who have real life experience of being a parent carer, represent others from their community and use the collective knowledge and experience of that community to influence decision making.
We have a Management Board that stands for election annually, all members of the Management Board are also Trustees, to reflect PACC’s charity status. The Management Board meets monthly, excluding April and August (due to school holidays) and regularly reviews progress in work areas and feedback from Shropshire parent carers.
Our main activities are;
- Listening to Shropshire parent carers about their experiences of services and support through conferences, consultation events, social media etc
- Representing those experiences at meetings with statutory organisations, such as Shropshire Council, with a view to co-producing solutions and improvements
- Informing Shropshire parent carers about our work and its outcomes and opportunities to participate, locally, regionally and nationally.
PACC is a member of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums, which brings together parent carer forums from throughout England. This enables Shropshire parent carers to have a voice not just locally but regionally and nationally too. You can find out more about the NNPCF on their website here.
Our core funding is provided by the Department For Education and we are able to apply for a participation grant of up to £15,000 per year from them. We also access other funding sources as available, which in has included being in receipt of additional funding from the Big Lottery, Shropshire Healthwatch and Shropshire Council. Our annual accounts are available on the Charity Commission website.
For an illustration of PACC’s model of participation please click here.
For a diagram showing PACC’s organisational structure please click here.
For PACC's Plan On A Page please click here.