What Is SEND?
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Young People 16-25

Welcome to Supportive Parents

Support for children, young people and their parents, about SEND

Who We Are

Supportive Parents provides the statutory SENDIAS service for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

SENDIAS stands for Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support.

What We Do

We provide information, advice and support about special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) to children, young people up to the age of 25 and their parents. Our service is free, confidential and impartial.

How We Help

We provide an information, advice and support (IAS) phone line and email service. Our information, advice and support line staff are all trained in SEND law.  We’ll listen to your queries and concerns and provide you with information, advice and support on all kinds of SEND issues at every stage of your child’s education – from the time of your first concerns, into further education and adulthood.

How can you contact us?

If you have any concerns or worries about SEND provision call our Support Line:

0117 989 7725

It is available Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm.

An answer phone is available at all other times.

Email Support

If you prefer to email us please include your child’s age, which authority you live in and a contact telephone number.

National Helpline
Alternatively, you can also get in touch with the free National Helpline operated by Contact on 0808 8083555 or visit their website.

Where young people (16 or over) have the mental capacity to understand our service we ask them to complete a consent form before we can discuss their details with parents/carers.

Click here to download the consent form

Supportive Parents | 30 Years | 1989-2019