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Parent Carer Support

SENDIASS Gloucestershire

SENDIASS Gloucestershire provides free, confidential, impartial advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The service is offered to parents and carers of children and young people aged between 0 and 25 years old.

The SENDIASS advisors can:

  • Provide information and advice on matters such as support, starting or changing schools, attendance, bullying, home to school transport, exclusions
  • Help to explain reports written by professionals
  • Explain the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment process

SENDIASS has a freephone telephone helpline 0800 158 3603 which is available Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm all year round. Callers who are using a mobile phone can dial 01452 427566 or 01452 427567 as an alternative.

The Key

The Key is a special information service for any family in Gloucestershire with a disabled child or young person aged between 0 and 25. If you register with The Key you can get free and discounted leisure passes at designated centres. You will also regularly be kept up to date with what’s going on in the county through The Key newsletter. The Key also has a site for young people. You can register online or call staff at The Key 01452 427361.

Online Forums

Gloucestershire Autism Support (informal peer led support group).


Page updated: 04/05/2021 Page updated by: GCC

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