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Monday, 31 January 2011

Parent Partnership Services (PPS

Parent Partnership Services (PPS) are statutory services offering information advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN). PPS are also able to put parents in touch with other local and national organisations.

PPS have a role in making sure that parents’ views are heard and understood and that these views inform local policy and practice.

PPS are based with a voluntary organisation, with the Local Authority (LA) or Children’s Trust.

All Parent Partnership Services, wherever they are based, are at ‘arm’s length’ from the LA and the services they provide are confidential and impartial.

The services offered by individual PPS will vary but all will be able to provide information and advice about:

How special educational needs are identified and assessed by schools and the local authority
Who parents can talk to in a school or LA about their concerns
The SEN Code of Practice, the statutory assessment process and statements
Parents/carers rights and responsibilities
Meetings and reviews about a child’s needs
How progress is monitored and reviewed
What parents can do if they are not happy with a decision made about their child’s SEN

Each PPS develops its own local aims based on national guidelines.

1 comment:

  1. Parent Partnership has changed its name.
    Information, Advice and Support Services network (formerly Parent Partnership)