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Supportive Parents Bristol

Supportive Parents provides the statutory special educational needs and disability information, advice and support service (SENDIAS service) for Bristol local authority. We are an independent charity offering free, confidential and impartial advice to parents, children, or any young person aged 16-25 about SEND.

For all enquiries please contact us via our information advice and support line: 0117 9897725 from 10 a.m. ‘til 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. At all other times leave an answer phone message. You may also contact us via email:, or by completing the contact form on our website:


New: Bristol Support Group

We held our inaugural Bristol Support Group in September 2017. Dr Simon Claridge, Principal Education Psychologist was our guest speaker. He answered parents’ questions and explained how the inclusion service works with schools. One parent commented afterwards: ““Thank you for a really informative and helpful meeting. I learnt so much”.

Save the dates: we have two more dates planned Thursday January 25 and Tuesday March 20 from 12 ‘til 2. Venue: Royal Oak House Ground Floor Meeting Room, BS1 4GB. You will need to book.

On 25 January we will be talking about Understanding SEN Support In Schools and there will be a representative from Bristol’s SEN team.

On 20 March we will be talking about options Post 16 and there will be a representative from Bristol’s Preparing For Adulthood team.


Mailing List

If you would be interested to receive regular information about our service, please email us at to join our email share.