About Rutland Parent Partnership
If your child has special educational needs (SEN) or a disability it is sometimes difficult to know where to go to for help and advice. The Rutland Parent Partnership Service based at Rutland Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, confidential and impartial advice, information and support to the parents and carers of children and young people with a wide variety of learning needs and disability.We can assist in many ways, including:·
- Listening to your views and concerns
- Advising you of your legal rights and responsibilities
- Answering any queries you may have regarding School Action and School Action Plus
- Helping you to understand your child’s Individual Education Plan
- Supporting you through the Statementing process
- Attending meetings with the Local Authority
- Attending annual review meetings and other meetings at school
- Assisting you in the preparation of appeals to the SEND Tribunal
- Advising whether you are eligible to claim disability benefits for your child and assisting you with the claims process.
- Signposting you to other agencies and services where appropriate
We can guide you through what can sometimes seem to be quite complex issues. Early involvement by the Parent Partnership Service can often help to prevent difficulties from developing into more serious problems. For example, we were able to assist the parents of a child who had been excluded from school on a number of occasions by liaising with the school and attending meetings at the school. We subsequently supported the parents through the statutory assessment process and provision has now been made for the child to receive additional support at school.
at the Rutland Citizens Advice Bureau on 01572 757420