News and updates

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


Urgent notice re Support Group tonight at St Barnabas Portishead.

Mary Adams, Patient and Public Liaison Manager was due to join us at Support Group tonight to present feedback regarding the development and re commissioning of Children's Paediatric Services in North Somerset. Unfortunately the feedback report has been delayed and will not be available for tonight. Mary and Dali Sidebottom are keen to keep parents updated and will now be attending our Support Group meeting on 7th October at The Firs, Drove Road, Weston Super Mare.
Our drop in support group will continue as planned, we look forward to seeing you later.


North Somerset's information on disability, special needs and the local offer

North Somerset local authority have set up information on EHC assessments, Personal Budgets, Transitions and how to comment on the Local offer, click here. We urge you to have a look and send your comments and suggestions to the local authority.



The new SEND reforms will be implemented from today Monday September 1st 2014.

If you  have any questions or want to know more about the reforms please contact us on 0117 9897724 or email 


Independent Support: Evidence and Build Phase

Have a look at our final report to the Council for Disabled Children on our research into the implementation of Independent Support within the context of our Parent Partnership Service


The Council for Disabled Children - SEND information materials

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and educationgovuk have created a set of information materials for disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs to explain how their support may change from September 2014.

They have worked with disabled children and young people from across England to find out what they wanted to know and how they wanted to have the information given to them.

Click here to take a look at the leaflets, posters and videos CDC has created and share them with colleagues, parents and any disabled children and young people that you know.