Are you the parent or carer of a child with special educational needs?
Would you like to speak to somebody who is independent of the education system about your child’s needs?
Family Support Advisers at Families In Focus are often responsible for achieving statutory assessments, statements of special educational needs and placements at specialist schools for the children and young people they deal with…
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… They also advise and support parents whose children are being wrongly excluded or discriminated against in educational settings. These things cannot be underestimated in terms of their impact on the long–term achievement and well being of young people.
A new partnership between local voluntary organisations Families InFocus (Essex), InterAct, ecdp and parent/carer forum FACE exists to provide Independent Supporters to work with parents of children (up to 25) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and directly with young people, as they go through the new assessment process for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan). The role of Independent Supporters is to:
Please get in touch with us if you require information and support.