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
Contact Funke Adeloye on firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.”
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.