News and updates

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


More support for families and young people

Supportive Parents have been sucessful in getting additional funding to extend our service to meet the needs of families with children and young people during the transition period of the SEND reforms.     


Healthwatch South Gloucestershire e bulletin 


South Gloucestershire Support Group 17 June 7.30pm - 9pm @ Kingswood Children's Centre, Hollow Road Kingswood S Glos BS15 9TP

We look forward to welcoming you to Support Group @ Kingswood Children's Centre BS15 9TP Tuesday 17 June from 7.30. Join us for coffee and a chat.

We will be talking about the local offer in schools, the reforms, independent support
and addressing any concerns you may have about your child, young person, changing class, moving on to primary, secondary, or on to college.

Sara will be on hand if you need a quiet chat.

Park on Hollow Road, the Children's Centre is behind the Park Opportunity Centre.

Parent feedback from last time

"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"

"My husband and I found the support group meeting very friendly and caring plus the discussion  was very interesting and helpful too."


The SEND code was laid before Parliament 11 June 2014

The Code of Practice, Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations and the Government’s response to the consultation on those documents are now on the Department’s web pages

It has been laid before Parliament 11 June 2014. Parliament must approve the Code to enable it to come into force 1 Sept 2014.



Reminder North Somerset Support Group Meeting Tonight! 

Thursday 12th June 7 - 9 pm St Barnabas Children's Centre, Portishead, BS20 6LN.

Jenny Maxwell North Somerset Vulnerable Learners Service - Educational Psychologist and lead for Autistic Spectrum Enhanced provision team will be coming along to talk about:


  • The new Social Communication and Autism Multi-professional Pathway (SCAMP)
  • How ipads can help develop social communication skills the changes to the ASD/Social Communication Assessment process


and more!  Everyone is invited and we hope you will be able to join us.