About Us

About Us

Meet your team

Your Steering Committee

Marion de Souza



Hello! Thank you for visiting our website. I'm working with a great team of volunteer parents/carers who all want to help improve services and processes for our Hillingdon SEND children and young people. If you wish to participate too, please feel free to sign up with us.


Natasha Copas


 Hi, I am Natasha and I am a member of the Steering Committee.

Vanessa D'Souza


 Hi, I am Vanessa and I am a member of the Steering Committee.

Louise Harvey

Hi, I am Louise and I am a mother of 6 children, my youngest child is profoundly deaf and another of my children suffers from a serious mental health condition. 

Emma Hewlett 

As well as being involved with the PCF, I am also a Hillingdon Champion. My child is a young adult with complex needs.
I am involved with hosting coffee mornings, as well as helping and supporting others in a professional but also down to earth manner.

Joanne Killick


Hi, I am Joanne and I am a member of the Steering Committee.


Gisela O'Neill

My name is Gisela. I have two boys who have Autism and other complex needs. Both boys go to main stream school. I have been involved with the PCF for a short time but have been a parent champion for over a year.

Carmel Pickering

Hi, I have a son with Autism and other complex needs. I am a member of the steering committee. I have become passionate about SEND and am delighted to be part of the ‘parent’s voice’ in the development and provision of services for SEND children/young adults and their families.

Georgie Bhad

SENDIASS (Co-opted)

I am the mother of 3 children who has a special interest in children with SEND. I was previously the chairman of the Hillingdon Parent Carer Forum during the SEND Reform period.

Leanne Williams

SENDIASS (Co-opted)

I am the mother of four children. I worked for seven years in a school working with children who had SEND. I previously volunteered with SureStart supporting families.

Your Parent Rep



Hi, I am Aisha and I am a Parent Rep.

Governing Documents

Positive Outcomes

1. The parent/carer voice is reflected and embedded in the decision making, policies and the design and implementation of local authority services through co-production.

2. HPCF is perceived by parents/carers as welcoming, approachable, accessible, respectful, inclusive of pan-disability and hard to reach groups and is an effective representative of their collective voice.

3. HPCF committee and parent reps are known and respected by the local authority, education, health and social care as being informed, knowledgeable, transparent, equipped with the necessary skills and with a clear vision and focus.

4. Established measurable targets aligned to the needs of the members.

5. A conduit for information exchange, retention and analysis between parents/carers and the Local Authority.