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Support for parents

Cheshire West and Chester Parent Partnership Service train volunteers to support parents. Our volunteers are able to give independent help and advice and are called Independent Parental Supporters. They can explain what is going on and help you put across your views about your child's education.

How can an independent parent supporter help parents

An independent parent supporter can help parents by:

  • listening and building up a clear picture of what is happening
  • helping complete forms
  • helping with letter writing
  • going with you on visits to schools
  • sitting in on meetings, taking notes and discussing with you what has been said
  • helping you to understand the assessment process and the roles of professionals
  • helping you get information from other statutory and voluntary agencies
  • helping you keep track of meetings, reports and letters

Our friendly volunteers have a great deal of information and practical experience. They also have information about other people and services who you could contact if you need to discuss your child's progress.

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