Parent and Carer Council

Working together - giving families a voice

The Parent and Carer Council (the PCC) is Tower Hamlets’ main family forum. The PCC provides a platform where parents can collectively help shape the services that are available to families in the borough.

Watch our new Parent and Family Support film, which highlights the ways that parents are using parent forums to make a real difference to their children’s lives. 


Parents and carers are welcome to come along to the Parent and Carer Council, listen to other parents and key speakers and give their views about services that are available to parents across the borough.  It is also the best way to get involved with local consultations, help us identify gaps in support for families (in education, health or parenting), and discuss national issues that may also affect parents locally.

Why should I get involved?

Local families know what support services work in the borough – and what needs improvement.  The PCC gives parents and carers the opportunity to share information about education, health and community safety in the borough, so that Tower Hamlets can offer the best possible services to families now and in the future.

Many parents and carers have already seen the benefits of being part of a parent forum through their child’s school, local children’s centre or community setting. 

We provide free training to support your involvement with the PCC, and you can be involved as little or as much as you want to.

Who can join?

Parents or carers with a child from birth to 25, who live in the borough or have a child attending a school in Tower Hamlets, are welcome to join.

This may include:

  • fathers and mothers who live in Tower Hamlets and their partners
  • fathers and mothers-to-be and their partners
  • grandparents
  • foster carers and adults with responsibility for caring for a child

Representatives from other Tower Hamlets parent groups and forums are also very welcome.

When and where does the PCC meet? 

The PCC meet three times a year in accessible, child friendly venues across the borough. Free childcare and activities for children up to the age of 13 years is also provided.

How to get involved?

For further information on how to join the PCC and for future meeting dates, please email or call the Family Information Service on 020 7364 6495.