At an Extraordinary General Meeting on 9th December 2019, Parents in Partnership Stockport (PIPS), the official Parent Carer Forum for Stockport decided unanimously to change their name to Parents and Carers Together Stockport (PACT Stockport). The change of name follows an independent review (which recommended PIPS make clearer its purpose and independence from the Council and CCG) and a poll of members to find a new name.
It was also agreed unanimously that the forum should be able to advocate for individual parent/carers in conversations with professionals and this will now be written into the constitution.
The change from PIPS to PACT Stockport will begin on 3rd March 2020 at the Information Day at the Alma Lodge Hotel. The forum will remain known as PIPS till then.