Independent Support Service

The Independent Support Service in Bromley is being rolled out under the Bromley Consortium (consisting of Bromley Mencap, Burgess Autistic Trust, Bromley Parent Voice and Experts by Experience).

We offer impartial and time limited support to parents of children as well as young people with SEN who are going through the statutory assessment and Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan process. We:

  • support parents/young people to write section A of the EHC Plan
  • attend meetings with parents/ young people and take notes on their behalf during the process
  • help parents/ young people review their draft Plans to ensure it captures all that is needed
  • provide relevant information in regards to the EHC process for parents of children and young people with SEN

More information is available in this leaflet, on the Independent Support website and  in this summary leaflet here

Contact Funke Adeloye on is@bromleymencap.org or call 020 8466 0790 for enquiries and support.

Two Easy Read guides on reforms to the special educational needs and disabilities system, jointly produced by Mencap and the Department for Education to help parents and young people with a learning disability better understand changes to the law for children and young people with SEND, are available here

To read Bromley’s Memorandum of Understanding between the Bromley Independent Support Consortium, the London Borough of Bromley and the Information, Advice and Support Service: Bromley please click here

Independent Support on YouTube

This short film on YouTube shows Independent Supporter, Debbie Collins, explaining how IS is helping parents and young people. Watch the short film.

The Council for Disabled Children has produced leaflets for parents and young people.

Read a case study on how one family has benefitted from Independent Support and how the Independent Support partnership is successfully working in Bromley.

A thank you from a parent…

“May I take this opportunity to thank Bromley Mencap for the amazing support that has been provided during the process of transferring my daughter’s Statement to an Education Health and Care Plan.  The quality of advice and reassurance from the Independent Support team (especially Sarah and Jackie) has been excellent. Not only are they there to guide you through the minefield but offer a friendly voice/face which is so needed at times and when you feel out of your depth.”
Jane

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has published examples of Co-production models in relation to the EHCP process. Find out more about the partnership working experience in Bromley.

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020 8466 0790