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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.

Wednesday
Jan292014

Parent Voice meeting

A big thank you to North Somerset Peoples & Communities Assistant Directors and colleagues for attending the Parent Voice meeting last night, and a huge thank you to all the parents and carers for your excellent contributions. We look forward to some very positive outcomes from this meeting. Notes will be circulated shortly

Wednesday
Jan222014

Reminder Our Voice Counts 'Parent Voice' Meeting 28th January 7-9pm

A reminder that Our Voice Counts 'Parent Voice' Meeting, will be taking place next Tuesday:
28th January 7.00 - 9.00 pm at Castlewood, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, BS21 6BD

We are hopeful that as many parents as possible will come along, it's the first time that the Assistant Directors have actually heard directly from parents and carers, and it is so important that at this time of change to SEND services parents views influence the decisions that are being made. Click here for the full agenda or summary agenda

Thursday
Jan162014

South Glos Support Group 21st January 7.30pm - 9pm Room 1, Supportive Education Unit, Brimsham Green Secondary School, Broad Lane, Yate BS37 7LB

Our first support group of the New Year is being held at Brimsham Green and we look forward to welcoming Mary O'Reilly, from the local authority, to tell us about the proposed changes to service delivery in South Glos.

You can read more about this and comment on the proposals on the South Glos website here: https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/0to25disability/consultationHome 

For those of you who prefer to read hard copies, these will be available on the night.

Please let us know if you are coming by replying to support@supportiveparents.org.uk. Thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you next week.

Tuesday
Jan142014

South Gloucestershire Parents & Carers SEN events

South Gloucestershire Parents & Carers are holding a number of engagements events during January.It's an opportunity to hear and have a say about the proposed Special Educational Needs changes and the new 0-25 Disability Service.  To book a place visit their website by clicking here

Monday
Jan062014

New resource from the CDC helps further education providers get ready for SEND reforms

The Council for Disabled Children have produced a new factsheet on changes for students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities - "What further education colleges and approved independent specialist providers need to know and what they need to do."