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Ask Us Nottinghamshire (formerly the Parent Partnership Service)

Advice for families with a child with a disability or special educational need.

Confidential and impartial information, advice and support on special educational needs and disability matters for parents/carers of children/young people with SEND and for the children/young people themselves.  you can call our telephone helpline, open daily on weekdays (see our website for details).  We provide information about special needs and disability issues across education, health and social care relevant to children/young people aged 0-25 years. Face to face support can be arranged if appropriate eg help with completing certain forms, writing letters, attending school meetings.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Edwina Cosgrove
0800 121 7772
Ask Us website

Where to go

Ask Us, Futures
Maid Marian way

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Helpline operate Monday, Weds & Fri 9:00 - 13:00. Tues & Thurs 13:00 - 17:00.
Time of day

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Age Ranges
Parents and Carers.
Referral required

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We will signpost to other agencies/organisations where wider support is required.  We have a telephone helpline for parents/carers and professionals, and will provide face-to-face support if requested where possible. This could include support with paperwork related to education issues (filling in forms, writing letters to school, providing a written account of the parent’s views of their child’s needs etc), attendance with parents/carers at school or other education-related meetings, information and advice regarding statutory processes.

We offer support to:

Parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities who live in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  Professionals working with such families can also access the service for specialist information and advice.

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Record Last Updated On: 16/01/2019

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