SEND support for parents & Carers 

To access further information about how children with special educational needs are supported within school and by the Local Authority then please click on the link below:


Useful websites for parents of children with SEND:

IPSEA: Please click on

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England.  IPSEA offers 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 and disabilities (SEND).

ADHD: Please click on

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improve the emotional attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia etc

They also provide training for GPs, Teachers, Social Care and other professionals raising awareness to being about positive change and inclusion in mental health, education and employment. 


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CHUMS: Please click on

CHUMS provides emotional and social support for children and their families






SNAP is a pro-active group of parent carers who all have children or young people with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).  We have come together as a group of parent carers to work with other individuals and organisations to help influence and improve the local services that are provided for our children and young people within Central Bedfordshire.


Click on the link below to access and read the latest annual report from SNAP Parent Carer forum. 


The link to our membership form is here

SENDIASS offer a free confidential support service for parents and carers of children with Special Educational needs


NHS Speech and Language Service:

NHS speech and language service offer advice and support to parents and carers - click on the link below to visit their facebook page.