Working with Parents / Carers of Children with SEN

Staffordshire Parent Partnership Service (SPPS) is for parents and carers of children, aged 0 to 19, with special educational needs.

Our team help to develop closer links and better communication between families and all agencies involved with their child.

Working with Schools and Early Years Settings

SPPS offer a range of services to Staffordshire Schools and Early Years settings.  This includes:

  • PR visits, to explain our role 
  • Free staff and governor training sessions
  • Helping Schools and Early Years settings to support parents of children with SEN
  • Coffee mornings
  • Resources for parents and professionals
  • A communication audit

Visit our public web site to find out more about the services we can offer to parents.

Further information

You may find some of the links listed below useful.  Some of them lead to other pages of this website while others lead to sites for organisations that support parents whose children may have a special educational need or have been excluded from school.  A further group of links lead to organisations that supply more general information about education, parenting and the law. 

Further useful links for parents are available via our parent site.

The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is an independent advice centre for parents, offering information about state education in England and Wales for 5-16 year olds. They offer free telephone advice on many subjects like exclusion from school, bullying, special educational needs and school admission appeals.

The Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice (IPSEA) is a volunteer-based organisation and many of the volunteers providing telephone advice and support at Tribunals are themselves parents of children with special educational needs who have been helped by IPSEA in the past. Volunteers providing a second professional opinion service are trained and experienced professionals working in special education, as educational psychologists, speech therapists, teachers, etc.

The Children's Legal Centre (CLC) is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.