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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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The new SEND reforms will be implemented from today Monday September 1st 2014.

If you  have any questions or want to know more about the reforms please contact us on 0117 9897724 or email 


Independent Support: Evidence and Build Phase

Have a look at our final report to the Council for Disabled Children on our research into the implementation of Independent Support within the context of our Parent Partnership Service


The Council for Disabled Children - SEND information materials

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and educationgovuk have created a set of information materials for disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs to explain how their support may change from September 2014.

They have worked with disabled children and young people from across England to find out what they wanted to know and how they wanted to have the information given to them.

Click here to take a look at the leaflets, posters and videos CDC has created and share them with colleagues, parents and any disabled children and young people that you know.



Video message from Edward Timpson re the new SEND changes


From 1 September 2014 there will be changes to the way children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are supported.   Supportive Parents will be delivering the SEND partnership service, providing information, advice and support for familes, children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire - click here for ministers video message.



New DfE guide for parents/carers on the SEND changes 

This new DfE guide explains how the system that supports children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities works.