External support for parents

Special Educational Needs Information and Advice for Parents

The Parent Partnership Service is available to provide impartial information and advice to parents/carers whose child has special educational needs (SEN) or learning difficulties/disabilities (LDD).

Who are the Parent Partnership Co-ordinators (PPCs) ?

The team of Parent Partnership Co-ordinators (PPCs) all have professional qualifications and are experienced in special educational needs.

They can:

  • Listen to your concerns and worries
  • Give you information about special educational needs
  • Offer home visits
  • Provide telephone advice
  • Support you in meetings
  • Go with you and your child to visit schools or enhanced provisions
  • Give you information abot the SEN Mediation Service
  • Provide information about the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST)
  • Put you in touch with a Voluntary Organisation or Parent Support Group

Contact details:

If you would like to contact your local PPC please see below:

North: Northallerton & Richmondshire)

Jane Clark, Tel: 01609 536198


For more information about the Parent Partnership Service please visit:


For general enquiries

Tel: 0845 0349469

Email: parentpartnership@northyorks.gov.uk

Or Contact Helen Forshaw

Senior Parent Partnership Co-ordinator on (01609) 534472


The Parents Partnership Service is funded by North Yorkshire County Council in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice which can be found at: www.teachernet.gov.uk