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News and updates

See below for the latest news and updates from Supportive Parents. You can find all our periodically published newsletters here.


Portishead Parent Support Group on Thursday 9th July at 7pm

Supportive Parents next Parent/Carer drop in support group will be taking place on Thursday 9th July 7-9pm, at St Barnabas Childrens Centre, Portishead, BS20 6LN,  This will be the last meeting of the academic year and what a year! Come and join us celebrate 'surviving' this year of SEND changes.......


South Glos Support Group 

Thank you all who came to support group last night, our discussions strayed far from moving on and moving up! We covered everything from priority access to boarding a 'plane to reasonable adjustments that enabled a highly anxious student to access education! 


Come to our AGM on 1st July 

Supportive Parents has enjoyed a busy year; we've taken on new challenges, extended our service and recruited new staff. Join us to review and celebrate our achievements over the past year. Agenda and reports for the meeting are available for our meeting on Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 7:30pm, here at Royal Oak House. Please contact us or call 0117 989 7725.


Who needs an EHC plan? Our new factsheet is online now

Who needs an EHC plan? Read our new resource for information tailored to you for Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

EHC, or Education, Health and Care Plans are for children and young people who have a special educational need or disability that cannot be met by the support that is available at their school or college.  Our online factsheet helps you decide if it would work for you and gives you links to information about what is available in your local authority area.


Supportive Parents’ Coffee Morning at Downend School, Monday 15 June, 2-3 pm


Supportive Parents is a charity providing the information, advice and support service to families of children with any type of Special Education Needs or Disability (SEND) in South Gloucestershire.

This coffee afternoon is for you to find out more about our service. If you have any questions about your child’s transfer to secondary school, just ask. We have an evening support group that meets monthly too.

What parents say about our support group:


“Not an evening has gone by without a giggle and something

 to think about on the way home. Knowing the support is

 there is very reassuring”

 So informative was really good tonight thanks