Useful Info

Covid-19 Updates

Supporting children and young people with SEND as schools and colleges prepare for wider opening


DiAS have a dedicated team offering legally-based and easily accessible information and advice about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They support parents, carers, children and young people with SEND and their service is impartial and confidential.

Phone – 01392 383080

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Council for Disabled Children

They are the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector with a membership of over 300 voluntary and community organisations and an active network of practitioners that spans education, health and social care.

As a membership body they provide a collective voice that champions the rights of children, young people and their families and challenges barriers to inclusion.

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Help and resources

Contact – for families with disabled children

Contact are a charity that provides support through information and guidance to families of children and young people with disabilities and or additional needs. They have a wealth of knowledge and resources and a 24 hour Helpline.

Helpline0808 808 3555

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Advice and Information

Neighbouring Parent Carer Forums

Torbay Parent Carer Forum

Website: Tel: 07773929777 Email:

Plymouth Parent Carer Voice

Website: Tel: 07954048017


Dorset Parent Carer Council


Somerset Parent Carer Forum

Website: Tel: 01458259384