Support groups and forums for parents and carers
There are a wide range of parent-led SEN support groups across Oxfordshire.
Oxfordshire Parent Carers Forum (OxPCF)
Oxfordshire Parent Carers Forum is a forum for parents of disabled children and those with SEN and additional needs in Oxfordshire.
They consult and gather views from parents and carers, groups and individuals, on the services available to children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities and their families.
This information is shared with us and other agencies to help them design and deliver services that meet local needs.
Some groups and forums offer support to parents of children with a specific difficulty or diagnosis, such as OASIS for parents of children with autistic spectrum conditions.
Others provide support to parents whose children may have a variety of special educational needs or disabilities, such as SHIFT and SPACE. They give parents and carers support and the opportunity to talk through the day-to-day demands of being a parent of a child with additional needs.
Information for military personnel and their families
Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS), part of the Ministry of Defence, offers support to any service family in the world.
Help and information
Search for organisations and groups on the Family Information Service website to support parents and carers of disabled children and young people and those with SEN and additional needs.
Special Needs and Disability - The Local Offer team is here to help you. Contact us.
Impartial free advice and support - education
The special educational needs and disability information advice and support service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to parents of children and young people with SEN and disabilities regarding their education. You can get in touch by completing this online form.
The service aims to help parents, carers, young people and educational professionals to work together to provide the best possible support to children and young people with special educational needs, by:
- offering advice and training
- providing Independent parental supporters and independent supporters
- linking with other organisations who can offer help and support.
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