We listen to your concerns.
Offer impartial information, advice and support.
Offer practical help with writing letters, filling in forms and report writing.
We can attend some meetings with you.
Explain what the law says.
Explain what you can expect schools to provide in terms of SEN support.
Guide you through an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment.
Put you in contact with voluntary sector support groups.
The service is confidential; we only contact local authority officers or other practitioners with parents' permission.
Times when you might need our help.
Struggling with Education
If your child or young person is struggling in their educational setting and is not making progress.
When he/she is receiving SEN support or has an Education, Health and Care Plan.
If you would like your child or young person's special educational needs to be formally assessed.
If you need help writing your views for the assessment.
If you would like support at a school or local authority meeting.
If your child or young person is at risk of exclusion.
Changing School Stage
When your child or young person with SEND is transferring from nursery to primary school, from primary school to secondary or from secondary to college.