Launched in October 2012, the Parent and Carer Council (PCC) provides a platform where parents can collectively help shape services that are available to families in the borough.

The PCC meet three times a year on Saturday mornings in accessible, child-friendly venues across the borough. Free childcare for children up to the age of 13 is provided to allow a wide range of parents to attend.

There are more than 220 PCC members, 12% of registered members are fathers and male carers. Membership is continually growing.

PCC meetings are framed around a current topic or consultation on services that would be of interest to families. Parents are also invited to take part in other consultation opportunities between termly meetings.

The PCC has contributed to borough-wide consultation to improve and develop local services for example:

  • School admissions and transition.
  • The Healthy Child Review.
  • Financial inclusion.
  • Mental health awareness.
  • School Improvement.
  • Exploring changing parenting needs as children get older.

The date for the next meeting is Saturday November 14, 2015.

The PCC has a dedicated webpage on the Tower Hamlets website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/parentcouncil