Local support groups for parents.

Use this guide to see when your child may gain certain skills and learn new things.
If you find it difficult to understand your care and support or find it hard speak up, there are people who can act as a spokesperson for you.
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Home-Start South & West Devon supports parents with at least one child under 12 who are dealing with a range of issues.
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Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS) provides information, advice and support relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for parents, carers, children and young people within the Plymouth Local Authority area.
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The Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) brings together parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Plymouth.
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A Sensory Room fosters an atmosphere of relaxation which is essential for emotional health; it gives a chance to explore feelings and to become interested in their surroundings.
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BASE provides support to young people 10 - 18-years-old who are having difficulties like missing school, running away, maybe in relationships they're unhappy with or doing sexual things they don't really want to do.
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Children's Minds - Families Matter is a parent participation project led by Routeways, supported by Plymouth Parent Carer Voice and attended each month by CAMHS Community Team and the Child Development Centre.
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We are a Plymouth based charity and we support families who have children that experience all forms of disabilities additional needs and difficulties.
All parents discovering their children has a special need or disability should have access to emotional support. Face 2 Face is a service for, and delivered by, parents of children with a special need or disability. We take referrals from any family accessing services in Plymouth with or without a diagnosis and match them with a local volunteer parent, who themselves have disabled children, to act as "befrienders".