Who are we?

WSPCF is a community of parent carers who all have a child (aged 0-25 years) with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND. Our mission is to offer information, support and training. By sharing our experiences and knowledge, we aim to build your confidence as you navigate your own ‘special needs’ journey.

What do we do?

We believe that every single one of us can make a difference, and that is why we invite you to join our community. We will help you to use your experiences in parenting and caring for a child with SEND to participate in shaping the services that we all benefit from. Your input will:

  • improve confidence that commissioned services meet the needs of children and young people with SEND
  • bring a different perspective and challenge others’ thinking
  • ensure that children and young people with SEND are valued and engaged.
  • We call this ‘co-production’.

How can we help?

Parenting and/or caring for a child with SEND is a hugely rewarding experience, but it also has its challenges. Have you ever felt…

  • you’re on top of this parenting lark, determined that your child will have the same outlook at his ‘neuro-typical’ peers one minute, only to be floored by the hugeness of the challenge the next?
  • lonely and isolated because you don’t know any other people who have a child with SEND?
  • burnt out by the worry and anxiety, and the fight to get the services in place that your child needs (and deserves)?

If so, you’re not alone. What’s more, we can help you overcome these challenges. We are here to help you succeed and enjoy your special needs journey. Here are the things you will find going on here:

  • Access to our training courses – FREE to our members
  • Details of all our events – which are FREE for our members to attend
  • Subscribing to our Facebook page will give you shots of inspiration throughout the week.