SEN Useful Links

Local support groups

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Independent Advice and Support (SENDIAS) (provided by Supportive Parents)

Provides free, independent advice and support for:

  • parents and carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities
  • children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities

Bristol Parent Carers

A participation group for families with children and young people with disabilities and special needs to help influence how services are run.

Carers Support Centre

Carers Support Centre offers a range of services for parent carers with a child age 18 or younger. These include practical and emotional support, advice and information.

Happy Maps

HappyMaps is for parents to find useful resources on behaviour and mental health for their children, from babies to young adults. There is general national information and also local information on counselling, charities, local CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and parenting groups for the SouthWest.

Bristol Autism Support (BAS)
A not-for-profit social enterprise providing information, support and training for parents and carers of autistic children in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

First Response (Bristol City Council Website)

A helpline for a range of issues. If you are concerned about the wellbeing of a child or young person or think they need support, you can call the First Response team on 0117 903 6444.