Southwark Parent Carers Council
speaking up for families with disabled children

24 Aug 2017 Independent Support with EHC Plans

Families looking for help going through the process of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) can get free, independent help from the Independent Support service from Family Lives. Contact details below:

Family Lives - Independent Support
Family Lives offer an Independent Support service in Croydon, Lambeth and Southwark. Independent Supporters can provide information and support to parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are being assessed for, or transferring to, an Education, Health and Care Plan.
Tel: 020 3131 3150


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You can also contact SIAS - Southwark Information, Advice and Support Team (formerly Parent Partnership) for help with going through the EHCP process and many other issues, especially to do with schools, SEN, exclusion, etc. SIAS is an arms-length service run by Southwark Council offering parents support, training and advice.
For more information, click here. Or tel: 020 7525 3104 or email:

For general information on services in Southwark, check out our Local Services page or look on Southwark's Local Offer website.