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See below for the latest news and updates from Supportive Parents. You can find all our periodically published newsletters here.

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Wednesday
Feb062013

The Children and Families Bill has been published (5th Feb 2013) by the Department for Education. 

For more information  click here

Tuesday
Jan222013

Last few places - Information & Support Course for parents 

We have a few places left on our Information & Support Course for parents starting at 9.30am - 11.30 am 18th February 2013 for four weeks (ending 11th March.) The sessions will be held The Firs, St Barnabas Centre, West Hill, Portishead, BS20 6LN.  Please email us or ring 0117 9897724 to book a place. These courses are free, but we do ask that you commit to attending all the sessions. They are open to all parents of children with SEN and you will have the opportunity to go on to take our phase 2 course once you have completed this one.

Wednesday
Jan162013

Support Group Meeting, 17th January 7.30-9.30pm @ The Firs,St Barnabas Childrens Centre, Portishead BS20 6LN

A reminder that our support group meeting will be taking place on Thursday 17th January 7.30 pm at our new venue, The Firs, at St Barnabas Children's Centre in Portishead. The Firs is the building to the left of the Children's Centre, there will be a Supportive Parents notice on the door. Parking is available either on street, or there is a car park just across the road. For your sat navs the postcode is BS20 6LN.

We are expecting the Judith and Stephanie Community Paediatric Nurses for Specialist Community Childrens Services. They will be able to explain more about their role in the SAND assessment, (School Age Neuro Developmental Assessment). The SAND assessment is used to diagnose Autism and ADHD/ADD.  I hope you can join us.

Tuesday
Jan152013

Draft Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Consultation Period has been Extended Until Friday 25 January. 

The consultation period for the draft South Gloucestershire special educational needs and disability (SEND) strategy 2012 – 16, was due to end on 21 December, but has now been extended by South Gloucestershire Council until Friday 25 January. 

 To comment on the SEND strategy, view: https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/SEND/consultationHome

Friday
Jan112013

South Glos Support Group

The next South Glos Support Group is at Brimsham Green School, Yate, Tuesday 15th January 2013 - 7.30pm

It is the last chance for parents to comment on the draft SEN strategy document.  Consultation closes on 25 January.  Parents can respond on line at: https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/SEND/consultationHome.

We look forwarding to seeing you and catching up.