Interim Steering Group

Eight parents/carers volunteered to be part of the Interim Steering Group.

They are working together to establish the Forum’s structure, constitution, and policies, as well as representing the views of parents and carers at strategic meetings.

  • Amanda – Interim Chair

  • Stephanie – Interim Vice Chair

Parent of an autistic 12-year-old, governor in a special school and trustee in a charity breaking down attitudinal barriers regarding disability. A TV News Editor for 15 years, I am now studying therapeutic counselling in order to empower carers

    • Mike

    What equips me to represent you is my background in the charity world, and as daddy to a son diagnosed on the autism spectrum, I have experience (like you I daresay) of the steep, unending learning curve such a diagnosis puts you on.

    • Jo-An
    • Carolyn
    • Trudy

    List of strategic meetings attended by the Steering Group

    SEND Executive Board

    Co-Production and communication subgroup

    Local Offer subgroup

    EHCP Improvement subgroup

    Health Subgroup

    Preparing for Adulthood task and finish groups


    The Forum has two members of staff, who both work part-time, Mondays to Wednesdays.

    • Lizzy Ngotta, Engagement Coordinator

    Lizzy promotes engagement of parent and carers in the Forum and supports the formal Forum engagement with Haringey Council.

    • Grace-Lyn O’Malley, Administrative and Communications Assistant

    Grace provides admin and comms assistance to the Forum.


    Bridge Renewal Trust’s role

    Haringey SEND Parent Carer Forum is hosted by the Bridge Renewal Trust.