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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.

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Shop in Portishead this October? You can support us at the same time.

 We are delighted to have the chance to win our share of £1,000.  You can support us to make it happen.

We are one of three charities in Portishead Waitrose green tokens scheme.  Shoppers give their free token to the charity of their choice over a month and get a share of the money based on the number of tokens.

So please do give your token to Supportive Parents.  Your money helps us buy equipment to improve our helpline service for parents and young people affected by Special Educational Needs.  Thanks for your help.


Portishead Parent Support Group Thursday 8th October from 7pm

Supportive Parents - SEND IAS service, drop in Support group meeting for
parents and carers who would like Information, Advice and Support
regarding their child or young persons Special educational needs and/or

We meet at The Firs, St Barnabas Centre, West Hill, Portishead, BS20 6LN


Making South Glos "Travel to School" Better

The right kind of transport to school is really important for many parents.  South Gloucestershire Council are changing how travel to school is run so it was really useful to meet Adam Silcock, Transport Review Officer and Sue Halley, Travel Trainer at our Yate Parent Support Group this month.  If you missed it, you can look over the notes from the meeting or get a good idea about the changes from the Powerpoint. There are links for how to contribute your views too.

For more useful, local information like this, join our eshare by emailing




Sounds better to me


Patchway Townswomen Guild make a difference to Supportive Parents.

What do you do about noise in a busy office?  With so many people going in and out, it can be hard to keep it down.

A generous donation from Patchway Townswomens Guild helped us find an answer.  We now have smart, new acoustic screens for our helpline area so our staff find it easier to block out distractions and focus on giving information and support about SEND. 

Thank you ladies!



Transition to the new 0-25 special educational needs and disability system

The Dfe have just published the Third Edition of Transition to the new 0-25 special eduactional needs and disability system click here