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Resource Base Review update

by Claire Young on 20 September, 2019

Last week we told you about a review of Resource Bases for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in South Gloucestershire. Parents have raised concerns with us, which we’ve taken up with council officials. This Wednesday Claire took that a step further. The council has a Scrutiny Commission, a committee with members from all […]

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Around South Gloucestershire there are Resource Bases attached to schools to support children with particular Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Over the summer parents, both of children with SEND and those without, took part in demonstrations after a report was published suggesting changes to those Resource Bases, including the possible closure of the one […]

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Supporting care leavers

by Claire Young on 3 July, 2019

Have you got a spare room? Would you like to support a young person aged 16-25 who is leaving care? If so, 1625 Independent People would like to hear from you – more details on their website.

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Fighting for SEND funding

by Claire Young on 7 June, 2019

Last week thousands of parents and campaigners across the country took part in a Day of Action to highlight the national crisis in Special Educational Needs (SEND) funding. Claire Young spoke at the rally in Bristol, where she was joined by her council Shadow Cabinet colleagues James Arrowsmith (Children and Young People) and Jayne Stansfield […]

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Young people’s views on music making wanted

by Claire Young on 11 July, 2018

The South Glos Music Hub would like to hear what children and young people think about the opportunities to get involved in music that are available to them locally. What would their ideal music-making experience be? The Music Hub supports music-making and music learning for all children and young people across the area and as […]

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Young Champions for Mental Health

by Claire Young on 25 May, 2018

Are you, or do you know, a young person who has experience of mental health problems and would like to volunteer to help others? If so there is still time to apply to Time to Change to become one of their new Young Champions. Successful applicants will join an 18 month programme of training and […]

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Could you be a foster carer?

by Claire Young on 4 April, 2018

There are more than 160 children in care in South Gloucestershire who need a stable home. South Glos Council want to hear from anyone who has ever considered fostering and would like to know more about this rewarding role. They are holding a series of information sessions during April and anyone who is interested can […]

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New mental health website for children and young people

by Claire Young on 8 February, 2018

This week is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and a new Mind You website for children and young people ( has been launched to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing in South Gloucestershire. It has separate sections for children, young people, parents and carers and professionals and was designed with input from local children and young […]

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Volunteers needed at Brockeridge Youth Club

by Claire Young on 26 January, 2018

Are you thinking of working with young people? Or do you have interests or skills to share, such as sports, craft or gardening? If so, Brockeridge Youth Club would like to hear from you. The club is looking for people willing to help for a couple of hours on some Tuesday or Thursday evenings. It’s […]

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Special Needs and Disability advice

by Claire Young on 31 October, 2017

Supportive Parents provides the Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support (SENDIAS) Service in South Gloucestershire, as well as Bristol and North Somerset.  They are an independent organisation offering free, confidential and impartial advice to parents, children or any young person aged 16 – 25, about SEND. You can find out more on their website.

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