Our guides are created by our community of Parent Carers on their own SEND journey. We never stop learning and we want to share what we have learnt along the way. Our guides are a gift to our community to help other families feel more informed and less isolated and a bit more in control. You can get FREE copies by becoming a member (for free) just by joining our database, you will be sent a copy of their release.
It has been described to us at SGPC HQ as being like "Falling off a cliff", a terrifying metaphor but it does capture quite well the sense SEND parents can have of knowing where you are and having a direction for your child's education only to then reach the Post 16 phase and the ground beneath you and the firm footing you thought you had just disappears.
Let us set the scene, you have been parachuted into an unknown land without notice, the people around you are speaking a language that is unfamiliar and confusing, you didn't know you would be here so you weren't able to plan or prepare or buy that helpful Lonely Planet Guide for your journey. You know you have to make it to a destination and need the help of others to get there, but you don't know who they are, who is out there
South Glos Parents and Carers will be putting together a guide so that we can help signpost families to the various groups and services out there.