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Support4SEND-What they Do


Support4SEND provides impartial advice, information and support to parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs. The service provides information, advice and support to parents/carers at all stages of their child’s school life, from pre-school early diagnosis through to leaving school. The Service offers:

  • a confidential helpline for parents/carers
  • general information on special educational needs
  • help to understand your, or your child’s, rights around education
  • someone to listen to your views and concerns, and help you explore your options
  • help with discussions with your, or your child’s, school/college, the Local Authority and other agencies so that your concerns are heard
  • advice about SEN support available in schools, early years and post 16 settings
  • help to express your views in writing and at meetings
  • advice about exclusions
  • someone to explain jargon and help you to understand complicated forms and documents
  • support through the statutory assessment process towards an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • advice and support about disagreements, mediation and appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

For further information Phone 01962 845870