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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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North Somerset Support Group, Thursday 14th March, 7.30 - 9.30 pm, The Firs, St Barnabas Centre, West Hill, Portishead BS20 6LN 

Jenny Maxwell, North Somerset Educational Psychologist will be coming along to talk about the Enhanced provision within schools for children and young people on the Austistic Spectrum. Jenny will also provide us with information about the out of schools activities she is currently involved with for this group.


Second reading of the Children and Families Bill

Read the transcript of the second reading of the Children & Families Bill  (start 25 Feb 2013: Column 45 4.40pm)


Latest news about the Children and Families Bill from the CDC  

The Council for Disabled Childrens (CDC) Spring digest is full 
of interesting information, contains a very clear
synopsis at pages 7 - 9 of the Children and Families Bill
and sets out the schedule for it's passing
through Parliament to its planned conclusion
and implementation in 2014.

Support Group 19th February 7.30.-9.30pm The Firs Drove Road, WSM, BS23 3NX 

A reminder that Support group will be meeting at The Firs, Drove Road, Weston Super Mare BS23 3NX this evening 19th February, from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm. Jenny Maxwell, N.Somerset Principal Educational Psychologist will be coming along to join us about 8.15 pm. Jenny is leading the Enhanced provision for pupils on the Autistic Spectrum and will be updating us on current provision.


South Gloucestershire Support Group 19th February 7.30-9.00pm Brimsham Green Secondary School BS37 7LB

A chance to catch up and discuss any SEN concerns you may have with Kathryn & Sara at our South Gloucestershire Support Group tomorrow 19th February 7.30-9.00pm at Brimsham Green Secondary School BS37 7LB.