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The National Parent Forum of Scotland

The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) was set up to give Parent Councils and parents an opportunity to discuss and raise educational issues of mutual interest or concerns at a national level.

The Forum works in partnership with Children in Scotland, along with national and local government and other organisations involved in education and wellbeing, to represent parents in order to help every pupil maximise his/her potential.

The National Parent Forum of Scotland is the only national body led by and for parents. Since its inception in 2009, it has undergone rapid development and is now an influential national and independent body, working on behalf of parents across Scotland to help every pre-school and school pupil maximise their potential.

The Forum is comprised of one volunteer parent/carer representative from each of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas.  The National Parent Forum was created to provide representation for parents/carers at national level and to ensure that the parent voice is heard in education, on local and strategic issues.  Representatives of the National Parent Forum sit on a number of national bodies and committees.

Since its inception, NPFS has received the support of a host body in order to deliver its remit.  The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) delivered a support function for the first six months and Learning Teaching Scotland/Education Scotland for the past three years.

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