If you are a parent or carer of a child with special educational needs, or a young person 16-25 years old, an IPS can help you.
How can an Independent Partnership Supporter (IPS) help parents/carers and young people?
If you are a parent or carer of a child with special educational needs, or a young person 16-25 years old, an IPS can:
- Help you through the maze of education and health and social care where it is linked to education
- Help you to be fully involved as a partner in your or your child’s education
- Listen to your concerns and help you to express your views
- Help you to access relevant and up-to-date information
- Explain about assessments, statements, and Education, Health and Care Plans Explain procedures and choices
- Help you to fill in forms, write letters and reports
- Go with you to meetings
Norfolk SEND Partnership has a team of Independent Partnership Supporters
- Are volunteers
- Have initial Gateway Assured training
- Have ongoing training and support from the Norfolk SEND Partnership team
Visit Norfolk’s Local Offer for more information on other voluntary organisation and parent support groups www.norfolk.gov.uk/send
We would ask that if you have one of volunteers supporting you that you do not smoke while they are with you