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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: FASD Hub South West

FASD Hub South West is a parent-led support group for adoptive parents of children, young people, and adults with or without a formal diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) across the South West of England.

Voice and Influence Group for adopted young people

We are setting up a Voice and Influence Group for adopted young people in our region and we want your young person to be a part of this.

Free Eating disorder online workshops for parents and carers

Funded by the NHS, these online courses offer five free sessions to carers/parents supporting undiagnosed and diagnosed eating disorder needs, using the ‘New Maudsley’ approach.

New Government guidance: Using after-school clubs, tuition and community activities

Being able to access after-school clubs, tuition and community activities is vital for children with SEN or a disability. Make sure you describe your child’s needs in full. This will help the provider to understand how they may need to care for, and respond to, your child.

Update on SEND and alternative provision

Our peers at FASD South West share an interesting debate held in Parliament around the statutory requirement for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) to have a higher level qualification.

Change to Adoption Support Funding (ASF)

A new name change for the Adoption and special guardianship support fund (ASGSF). The ASGSF model is based on the existing statutory framework for the assessment of adoption support or SGO support needs and the provision of support services.

Carers – free days out

Visitor attractions and leisure facilities often offer significant discounts to you and the person you care for.

Could you mentor a new adoptive parent?

Do you feel you can support others? Could you spend an hour a week, a fortnight or a month mentoring a new adoptive parent?
Become part of our Peer Mentoring Scheme…