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Who are we

About us:

  • We are an independent group of parents in Newham.
  • All of us have a child with special needs, with different levels of severity to profound complex needs, to children with or without a statement or ` Health Care plans.
  • We know that children’s needs and circumstances can be very different, but some of the issues affect us all e.g. assessments and services.
  • We are committed to giving a voice to all parents and careers of children with additional needs in Newham.
  • We believe that parents and carers are stronger when they work together to achieve good outcomes for all our children and young people and their families.

Our Aim:

  • To help improve the lives of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities and their families.
  • Creating a safe space where parents and carers can share their experiences and support each other;
  • Helping to bridge the barriers between Local Authority and SEND Families by encouraging co-production with send families and involving families in processes by services providers;
  • Creating opportunities for parents and carers to influence the decisions that affect their families, by contributing to the development of services which should meet the needs of their families;
  • Raising awareness of the issues faced by Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families;
  • Sharing information to empower parents/carers about the services and provisions available to them
  • Sharing experiences, knowledge and skills with other relevant organisations and individuals.
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