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Supportive Parents - SEND Information Advice and Support Service

Providing the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS) in North Somerset

Supportive Parents provide North Somerset's free, confidential and impartial information, Advice and Support Services for parents, children and young people up to age 25.  We have produced a series of information resources based on the changes brought in by the Children and Families Act 2014. 

SP-16-25 - is a service providing information advice and support for young people.

How can we help?

We provide Parents, Carers, Children and Young People (0-25 yrs) with free, confidential, and impartial information, advice and support to help them participate fully in planning for their special education, health and social care needs, as well as for their future.


What can we offer?

Telephone Support – You can speak to our Information, Advice and Support line advisors between 10am - 2pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday during term time. 0117 9897725 or you can e mail us using the form on our website

  • Paperwork – We can help you with planning paperwork, letters, contributions, reports, statutory assessments, reviews, etc
  • Meetings – We can help you to plan and prepare for meetings. We may also be able to provide support at meetings.
  • Face to Face Support – We offer appointments for meetings at our offices and may also be able to offer home visits if needed.
  • Local Support Groups – We hold support group meetings in Weston and Portishead, we often invite speakers - see our website for details.

The new SEND system requires Local Authorities to transfer all children and young people with statements of SEN to the new SEND system by 1 April 2018.  All pupils with existing statements of SEN will have a ‘transfer review’ – that is an EHC needs assessment, in accordance with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.

We have also been funded by the DfE to offer additional Independent support to parents of children with SEND and young people (aged 0-25) who are going through the assessment and planning process for an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan, or transferring a statement of SEN or a learning disability assessment into an EHC plan.


Who to contact

0117 989 7725
0117 989 7724
Supportive Parents website

Where to go

Supportive Parents for Special Children
Royal Oak Avenue

Other details

Related Links
Supportive Parents Information Resource Leaflets

Local offer


Support group for parents and carers in North Somerset.

Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adulthood
Secondary School
Primary School
Early Years
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
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