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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.


New Government Guide For Young People

The Government has released a guide called “When people can’t agree – Special Educational Needs and Disability Complaints: a guide for Young People in education”.

The guide for young people aged 16 to 25 is useful if you want to know who to talk to if you are unhappy with the help you are getting for your special educational needs or disability at school or college.

Take a look HERE.


What is an EHCP Needs Assessment? - FREE Workshop 21st September

'What is an EHCP Needs Assessment?' - This is the subject of our FREE workshop on 21st September for parents/carers living in South Glos. It will be relevant if you/your school have submitted an application for an EHCP and you have now received the letter from the local authority stating that an assessment of your child's needs will now be undertaken.

Bookings for this event open on 20th August.

For further info and to book a place CLICK HERE




Supportive Parents Survey - closes 10th Sept

We need your feedback! Supportive Parents want to know how you have used our service and what you would like from it in the future. Please tell us via one of our short surveys below by Monday 10th September. Any information you share with us will be handled with complete confidentiality and stored securely.  Thank you for sparing 5-10 minutes:

* Survey for parents, carers and young people:…/inde…/625749/lang-en

* Survey for education, health and social care professionals:…/inde…/527925/lang-en


Sensory Support Service Redesign - give your views

The Sensory Support Service is being redesigned. If you use or are involved in this service, whether as a child, young person, parent, carer or professional, please give your views by July 31st via the appropriate survey for you (BELOW), to influence the development of the new service:

* Children and young people -
* Carers and parents –
* Professionals and organisations -

The following consultation meetings are also being held:

Friday 20thJuly – 10.30 am to 1.00 pm the Park Centre, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ

Thursday 26thJuly – 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm – The Park Centre, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ



NEW! Summer 2018 Newsletter

Click HERE to read our Summer 2018 newsletter.  Read our local co-ordinator's reports, find out about new resources to help you and catch up on the latest news.

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