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Supporting Parents

Here are a selection of links to policies and other useful information to support your SENCO role.

This list is by no means complete. All the policies are from UK sources and were correct at the time of inclusion on this website.  Although we endeavour to maintain up-to-date information, we cannot be held responsible for any changes that may have come into effect since the date of publishing on here.


Contact are a charity providing support for families with disabled children with the best possible guidance and information they can provide.


Independent Parental Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity, offering free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

IPSEA Foundation SEND Law Training Days for Parent and Carers

IPSEA are running Foundation SEND law training sessions for parents and carers throughout England over the March & April 2018.  CLICK HERE for more information.

InDependent Diabetes Trust

- download their very useful booklet: Parents Passport for Schools

Contact a Family

The Council for Disabled Children

Independent Support

Cumbria SEND Information, Advice & Support Service

  • Lancashire - Time to Participate - Are you a parent/carer of a child with additional needs or disability? Lancashire is forming a new independent parent carer forum, to help families have a voice about the services needed in Lancashire to meet the needs of our children and young people.  See this flier for details and dates of events coming up in June 2018
  • Lancashire - Parent Carer Engagement Events.  Help shape the future of SEND services in Lancashire.  See this flier for details and dates comining up in June/July 2018

Lancashire County Council: Family Information Network Directory (FIND)

Family Fund