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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.


Summer 2012 Newsletter

Read about our acheivements and what were planning in our Summer newsletter!


Support Group Meeting, 10th July 7.30-9.30pm @ the Firs Resource Base Drove, Weston Super Mare, BS23 3NX


Mary Adams from North Somerset PCT will be coming to talk about the current public engagement process for Integrated Health Care plans in North Somerset

As this includes the services that are used by children and young people with additional needs and disabilities it is important that you know about these changes and how you can make your concerns, views, representations known.


AGM Mon 9th July 7.30pm - 8.30pm @ Royal Oak House 

Our AGM is a great opportunity for everyone  to come together and find out more about our service.  We very much hope that you will be able to come and look forward to seeing you.


Our next Support Group is on Thursday 14th June 7.30-9.30pm @ The Folk Hall, High Street, Portishead BS20 6PR 


Children and Families Bill - Next Steps

The Government has just announced that it will overhaul the Special Educational Needs (SEN) system under new legislation announed in the Queen's speech 9 May.  The Bill is expected to be introduced early in 2013. 

The key measurers will be:

  • 0-25 Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) from 2014
  • statutory protection comparable with existing statements of SEN
  • a published local offer of support for families of children with SEN and disablities.
  • personal budgets for those with EHCP
  • mediation for disputes and the child's right to appeal to tribunal

'Support and aspiration: A new approach to SEN and disability - progress and next steps' was published 15th May