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Parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and or disability (SEND) are invited to a support drop-in session in Keynsham.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is holding the two-hour session, which includes a series of workshops on Friday November 4 from 10am-12 noon, at the Community Space, above Keynsham Library and Information Service.

A large range of professionals from different support services will be at the event for parents and carers to talk to. These include Educational Psychology, Sendias, Speech & Language Therapy, B&NES Carers’ Centre, Bath and North East Somerset Community Health and Care Services Autism Service (HCRG) and Attendance & Welfare Support Service.

Other organisations taking part include the Education Inclusion Service, Off The Record – Shout Out advocacy, Bath Rugby Foundation, Fosseway School – Project Search internship programme at the RUH, the Library Service, Mentoring Plus, Bath College, B&NES Parent Carer Forum, Specialist Autism Support Service (SASS) @ Fosseway School and Live Well B&NES.

There will be a timetable of workshops for people to take part in if they want to and details will be shared on There is no need to book, just come along on the day.

Councillor Dine Romero, cabinet member for Children, Young People and Communities, said, “We want to raise awareness of this event and reach as many parent carers as we can. It is a drop-in session and anyone who comes along will have the chance to talk to a large range of support services for advice on the issues they might be dealing with as a parent carer of a child or young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities.”

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