Services and support for children and young people with additional needs

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

The SEND Local Offer website is a single place of information about services and support for children and young people from birth to 25 years old who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND), and for their families and carers.

SEND Local Offer (

Parent and carer forums

Parent carer forums are groups of parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Parent carer forums offer a network of support through where you can ask questions and raise issues.

Parent carer forums also work with local authorities, education settings, health and social care providers to make sure that the planning and provision of services for families takes full account of parent carer views and experiences, so that those services can be effective, timely and the best use of resources.

About Us – Bristol Parent Carers

Autism support

Bristol Autism Support offer courses around Autism related needs

The National Autistic Society Website has very helpful information

The ‘Families under pressure’ charity has good tips on managing behaviour and difficult times Families Under Pressure – Maudsley Charity