To find out more detail on how our school supports young people with additional needs, please click on the link below which will take you through to our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) local offer.
Below are some services and helpful links that you many find helpful.
Supportive Parents delivers the ‘SENDIAS’ (Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice & Support) service for three local authorities; Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
The service is free, confidential and impartial and available to all children and young people up to 25 with SEND, and their families, as well as to Professionals working in SEND.
The SENDIAS service covers all aspects of special educational needs (SEND), from providing information and guidance to address earliest concerns, to helping with complex legal processes like statutory assessments, Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP), mediation, appeals, exclusions and complaints.
Examples of the support offered
They run free SEND courses and workshops for young people, parents and carers and also offer support groups and ‘surgeries’ in local areas. They provide training for SENCO’s, school governors, educational psychologists and others.
Support for young people and children with SEND in North Somerset
Supportive Parents provide advocacy support for individual children and young people (up to 25) that empowers them to express their views and wishes and helps them to understand and exercise their rights in matters including exclusion, complaints, SEND processes, and SEND appeals.
This is not statutory advocacy but means they will:
North Somerset Services
To access Supportive Parents and to speak to one of their trained advisors, please call their Information, advice and support Line on 0117 9897725 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The service is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, with an answerphone available at all other times.
Please see their website for further information, resources and upcoming events at http://www.supportiveparents.org.uk