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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 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.


New SEND code of practice:0-25

The new SEND Code of Practice:0-25 has been approved, in time for implementation on September 1st 2014 by The Department for Education SEND Division.


What parents say about us...........

Each year we carry out our annual Service User Satisfaction Survey (SUSS) and parents have recently told us:  

“It was really helpful to attend the course for parents on SEN “, "Also it has been always very helpful to call the  parent line" , "Just feeling listened to helped me focus my thinking and gave me the impetus to move forward with various courses of action", "Feel more confident about completing the forms now”   read the full report