Who we are?
We are an independent service which offers advice, information and support to parents, carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) from birth to 25 and young people 16 to 25 independent of their parents. One of the main current changes for parents of children with special needs and disabilities is the Children and Families Act 2014. This Act introduced the new Education, Health and Care Plans. It gives children, young people and their parents greater choice and control over decisions regarding their future.
We provide the following services:
-Telephone advice Monday – Friday
-Advice, information and support on Education, Health and Social Care plans. (Applying for an EHC plan could be quite stressful and time-consuming. It could also be quite be an arduous task and involve a lot of emotional energy).
-Independent support for parents whose children are being assessed for an Education Health Care (EHC) plan (Once an EHC plan is agreed, your LA will create a draft plan and send you a copy. You have 15 days to comment, your local authority has 20 weeks from the date of the assessment to give you the final EHC plan).
-Independent support for young people who are being assessed for EHC plan