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.

Support for Families with SEND – Gloucestershire’s Local Offer¬†|¬†Glosfamilies Directory

SENDIASS provides information, advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

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.

Glos Parent Carer Forum

Autism support

Family Information Service (FIS) provides a wide range of advice on things like family support, education, childcare and activities either on the directory, by phone on 01452 427 362 or email

Children and Families Front Door, if support is needed from Gloucestershire County Council services call 01452 42 65 65 or email

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

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Page last reviewed: 5 February 2024