Who we are

The Working Together with Parents Network was a UK-wide network of professionals working to support parents with learning disabilities. It is made up of a country-wide network in Scotland and regional networks in England and in Wales.

The Working Together with Parents Network is a professional network and is a free resource for anyone working with parents with learning disabilities across the UK.

Workers from a wide variety of backgrounds including health, social care as well as the legal and education sector came together to be involved in the Network.

The Working Together with Parents Network was funded by Esmee Fairbairn and was a partnership project between The University of Bristol,  Learning Disability Wales and SCLD.

The Working Together with Parents Network is no longer active. Please contact Oonagh Brown on 0141 248 3733 or via email for more information about the work of the Network.

Visit the Working Together with Parents Network site.


University of Bristol

Learning Disability Wales

@wtpn_bris Twitter*

Esme Fairburn Foundation, Learning Disability Wales, University of Bristol, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability

Agendas and Presentations

Meeting Agendas

WTPN Programme June 2016

WTPN Agenda October 2016

WTPN Agenda February 2017

WTPN Agenda March 2017

WTPN Agenda May 2017

WTPN Agenda September 2017

WTPN Agenda December 2017

WTPN Agenda March 2018

WTPN Agenda June 2018

WTPN Agenda November 2018


WTPN Meeting June 2016:

University of Strathclyde: Supporting Parents with Learning Disabilities: Challenges and Opportunities Presentation

WTPN Meeting December 2016:

WTPN Network Update Presentation September

WTPN Meeting February 2017:

WTPN Equal Say Presentation

WTPN Clan Childlaw Presentation

WTPN Meeting May 2017:

WTPN Network Update Presentation

WTPN Meeting September 2017:

WTPN Family Fund Presentation

WTPN Meeting December 2017:

WTPN Network Update Presentation

WTPN Change Childcare & Nuture Glasgow East Presentation

WTPN Meeting March 2018:

GIRFEC Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and Their Families Framework Presentation

WTPN Meeting June 2018:

GIRFEC Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and Their Families Framework Presentation Update

WTPN Meeting November 2018:

Engender: Our Bodies Our Rights Presentation

Aberlour No Place Like Home Presentation


WTPN Meeting: October 2016

WTPN Meeting: February 2017

WTPN Meeting: May 2017

WTPN Meeting: September 2017

WTPN Meeting: December 2017 

WTPN Meeting: March 2018

WTPN Meeting: June 2018

Network Meeting Evaluations

Since February 2017 Network members have been asked to evaluate network meetings. You can view the evaluations of each meeting here.

February 2017 Network Meeting

May 2017 Network Meeting

September 2017 Network Meeting

21st March 2018 Network Meeting

20th June 2018 Network Meeting

Network Meeting Workshops

CELSIS Feedback


Working Well Together: Falkirk

WTPN Event Evaluation Report: Fife

WTPN Event Evaluation Report: Dundee

WTPN Event Evaluation Report: Falkirk

Previous Events 

GCVS: An everyone’s children bite sized briefing 

Social Work Scotland Seminar: Working with parents with a learning disability 


Access our list of information resources and video links here. With thanks to the ALLIANCE and the GIRFEC Team.