Posted: Wed 30th Mar 2016

Help At Hand For Aln Children And Families

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This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 30th, 2016

A new service to help the families of children with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) has been launched by Pembrokeshire County Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Pembrokeshire Parent Partnership Service (PPPS) provides free, confidential and impartial advice and support to all parents and carers of children with ALN. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The service offers the information and guidance necessary to make the right choices for the child from a team of Inclusion Support Workers who work directly with families, early years and school settings across the north, south and central parts of the county. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In addition an officer is in place to support the voice of the child when making decisions about their specialist provision. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Services offered by the PPPS include: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • confidential, accurate information, advice and support
  • a listening ear for families to talk things through
  • help to gain access to a range of support services
  • practical help in dealing with letters, filling in forms and understanding professional reports
  • ongoing support during difficult times
  • support to make informed decisions about school and other educational placements and provision from health, education, social services and other agencies
  • support to maintain good working relationships with relevant professionals
  • support in developing good working practice with parents/carers
  • helping families play an active and valued role in their child’s education and development – giving families a voice.

Help is also offered to families via a helpline and the Council website which provides information and advice for parents. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The helpline number is 01437 776354 and is available Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Alternatively email: pps@pembrokeshire.gov.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To find the appropriate website page view: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk click on Children and Schools and then Inclusion Services and SEN. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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The Inclusion Services and SEN page on the Council’s website showing the link to information on the Pembrokeshire Parent Partnership Service. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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