Welcome

Parents or carers - do you have a child who has special educational needs (SEN)?

Do you need confidential, impartial information, advice and support?

If so, there is a specialist service for you

Gloucestershire Parent Partnership Service provides:

  • information
  • advice
  • support

to parents and carers

It is impartial, confidential and free

If you think we can help please contact us.

Click on General Introduction for information about our service and some other leaflets.

For more NEWS items click on the heading 'news' on the top left hand side of this page.

  • 01/09/2014
    *NEW* Parents Guide to SEN
    The Department for Education has produced the following document 'Special educational needs and disability - A guide for parents and carers'
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  • 30/07/2014
    New SEND Code of Practice
    The new SEND Code of Practice has been approved!
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  • 06/06/2014
    Free SEND Information Event
    PPS are putting on an information event to inform parents about the new SEND reforms - book now
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  • 15/07/2013
    Update on the SEN and disability reform process
    Edward Timpson, Minister responsible for SEN and Disability has written to the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) to give an update on where the reforms are at this point in time. A link to the letter is attached.
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  • 26/06/2013
    PPS is moving to a new provider
    We are being commissioned out and from 1st August 2013 our new provider will be Carers Gloucesterhire. Our current telephone numbers will remain the same, but our emails will change as will the email on this website. From 1st August you should email pps@carersgloucestershire.org.uk when you would like to contact us. We have updated our contact page with the new link - please use from 1 August 2013 onwards. Thank you
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  • 11/04/2013
    What is Early Support?
    'Early Support is a way of working, underpinned by 10 principles that aim to improve the delivery of services for disabled children, young people and their families. It enables services to coordinate their activity better and provide families with a single point of contact and continuity through key working.' Look on the National Children's Bureau website to find out more
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  • 05/04/2013
    Information on proposed SEN reforms
    IPSEA and NPPN have sent some information on their interpretation of the proposed SEN reforms and the draft SEN Code and Regulations.
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  • 04/04/2013
    SEN Transport Information
    Information on SEN transport is now available on the Local Authority website - we have uploaded some information for you
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  • 01/03/2013
    IPSEA key message on Children and Families Bill
    IPSEA's key messages on the draft SEN provisons, the Select Committee's recommendations and the Children and Families Bill - the document is attached
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  • 01/03/2013
    Children and Families Bill - a briefing by NPPN
    The National Parent Partnership Network has provided a briefing on the key changes between the draft SEN provisions and the Children and Families Bill. Please read the attached document
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  • 28/02/2013
    A briefing on the Children and Families Bill
    The Every Disabled Child Matters campaign and the Special Educational Consortium provided a briefing on the Children and Families Bill - House of Commons Second Reading - 25th February 2013 - the briefing is attached
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  • 27/04/2012
    New Information Service launched by IPSEA
    A new information service has been launched by IPSEA - see their announcement
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  • 10/10/2011
    Parent Channel TV offers videos
    www.parentchannel.tv is a FREE parenting website with short engaging videos 3-4 minutes long on a range of parenting topics. Although the website is designed for parents/carers of children between the ages of 5-19 though some of the topics could equally relate to younger children.
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  • 01/10/2011
    Coram Children's Legal Centre
    The Department for Education (DfE) has appointed the Children's Legal Centre to provide a parental helpline on exclusion matters From the 30th of September, the service will be provided by The Children's Legal Centre . They aim to provide free legal advice and information to parents on education matters. They can be contacted on 0845 345 4345 or on http://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/. The advice line is open from 9.00 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday. The Dof E are updating their on-line guidance (http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/behaviour/exclusion)
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  • 03/08/2011
    Sleep Solutions run by SCOPE - update
    Sleep solutions have sent an update on their services for parents and carers who have problems with their child's sleep. This may also be of interest to professionals who work with families.
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