Providing information, advice and support to parents, children and young people about SEND since 1989

Translate here


   0117 989 7725

Or click here to contact us ...



Bristol Services

Some services you may find useful to know about when you are ready 

Take a look at our leaflet to find out more about our service.

Our Bristol Co-ordinator, runs monthly support groups for parents and carers in the Bristol area.  These offer a chance to share your concerns, meet other parents and find out more about SEND.  For further details click here

The Local Offer


Every local authority must publish a Local Offer. The Local Offer tells you what support the local authority expects to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. It must include information about education, health and care provision. It should also tell you about training, employment and independent living for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Your Local Offer is available here. Bristol has its own 'Findability' website which provides information about the local offer.

Useful web-links for Bristol

Bristol City Council - A collection of link-based services and resources are listed below. You can also call Bristol City Council on 0117 922 3700 and speak directly to the SEN team.

Information for parents about Special Educational Needs and Disabiliites

SEND Policies and Frameworks

TIPS about Transistion - Post 16

Find it Out Directory -  This directory contains information on a range of local and national voluntary organisations for parents and carers of children with additional needs who live in Bristol.


1Big Database - Is also a place to find out about organisations, support, events and other useful things going on in your area.


Bristol Parent Carers - Is a new group of parents and carers of children with disabilities and special needs who live in Bristol. For 20 years parent carers and parent support agencies in Bristol have worked in partnership with the local authorities to shape service provision for children and young people with disabilities and special needs. 

Have a look at the Parent Guide on SEND developed by Bristol Parent Carers in partnership with Kids and Supportive Parents?

Telephone - 0117 9396645 ext 204


Citizens Advice Bureau - Providing independent, free, impartial and confidential advice on a range of issues including benefits, debt, employment, housing and consumer problems. Face-to-face sessions are held in Bristol. Telephone advice line available.

Telephone - 03444 111 444


CONTACT,  FOR FAMILIES WITH DISABLED CHILDREN - supporting families with the best possible guidance and information,bringing families together to support each other. Helping families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.


Global Mediation - Providing disagreement resolution and mediation services for the South West. Mediation advice must be sought before lodging an appeal to the First Tier Tribunal (SEND) click here for their leaflet.

Telephone - 0800 064 4488

Healthwatch Bristol - Healthwatch is the official framework through which local people can have their say about health and social care services.

Telephone - 0117 269 0400