Meeting with people who understand, learning from ‘experts by experience’ and from professionals, can help families to get the support they need, understand their rights and improve their lives.

See below for events that might be beneficial. Please contact us by clicking here to contact us with events that you like to publicise and let us know if we could arrange events, training or get togethers to meet your needs and those of your families.


Wednesday 28th November 10.30 am to 1.00 pm 

Dursley Community Fire and Rescue Station Kingshill Rd, Dursley GL11 4EH

Are you having to put up with things going wrong, or not happening at all, for far too long? Are you put off from making a complaint by:

  • the fear of making the situation much worse,
  • not knowing your way around what can seem like complex procedures,
  • feeling it will be a waste of time,
  • already feeling overwhelmed by coping with a child with additional needs and simply do not having the head-space or emotional energy to take on any more?

With a bit of thought, care, and support it is possible to use the complaints procedures in a constructive and helpful way. Find out how over a coffee and a chat in our informal seminar, led by a senior qualified social worker and former complaints manager

Cost £15 payable by bank transfer to Parent and Carer Alliance Limited Account No. 09893714 Sort Code23 69 72 and put your name as the reference, or contact for alternative payment methods

To reserve your place please complete the booking form by clicking here




 IPSEA FOUNDATION SEND LAW one day training for parents and carers

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The IPSEA one day introductory level course is aimed specifically at parents and aims to provide them with an overview of the law relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The course will provide information on the law, guidance, policy and practice and also aims to show parents how they can begin to use the law to gain support for their child with SEND.

The course relates to the law as it applies in England. This is a condensed one day course specifically tailored to parent and carers and is delivered during school friendly hours. Comments from the parents who attended were all positive:

‘Fabulous guidance from IPSEA presenter and also useful advice from the parents’.  ‘There was a lot to concentrate on, really glad I attended as I have learnt so much today’ ‘What a great day .. so empowering’ ‘Helped me recognise the importance of understanding this area of law’ ‘I was able to stand my ground at my child’s EHCP review thanks to the knowledge I learnt at this event’ ‘ Knowing our rights is going to make such a difference for our children’