Parenting support

Click through the sections below to view relevant resources to help.

These are uncertain times that can feel very worrying and overwhelming. Being at home more together can result in practical and emotional challenges including managing children’s more difficult behaviours.

Families everywhere are struggling to care for (and home school) children cut off from their normal routines and activities during the coronavirus crisis. Children and young people with additional needs may need extra structure and support to manage attention and behaviour challenges and keep on track with learning in this challenging situation.

Visiting the SENDIASS website

Calling 0800 158 3603 (Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm)

Calling 01452 427566 or 01452 427567 as an alternative

  • Gloucestershire Parents and Carers’ Forum is a voice for those with lived experience of being a parent or carer.
    Access help by:

Visiting the Gloucestershire Parents and Carers’ Forum website


Visiting the Facebook group

  • Inclusion Charter for Gloucestershire. Working together to deliver inclusion in education for all Gloucestershire children and young people.
    Access help by:

Visiting Twitter

Visiting the Facebook group

  • Special Needs Jungle provides parent-centred information, news, special needs resources and informed opinion about SEND
  • Contact is an independent charity for families with disabled children. 
    Access help by:

Visiting the Contact Website

Calling the free helpline 0808 808 3555

Visiting Facebook and Twitter which is regularly updated

Visiting the Facebook page

Calling 0208 538 3731 (Monday to Friday 9:30 - 12:30 and 2 - 5 pm, Tuesday evening 8 pm - 10 pm and Wednesday evening 8 pm - 10 pm)


Page updated: 28/10/2020 Page updated by: Communications

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