Parents Again Support Group

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The Parents Again Support Group is an independent group for relatives who are guardians for a child / young person that is not their own. For example the relative could be an aunt, uncle or grandparent.

The group normally meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 11.30am – 1.00pm during school terms only.

If you would like to join the group to:

  • Make new friends
  • Discuss issues
  • Get information and advice
  • Find out more about today’s education system.

Please come along to the next meeting. These are usually held at The Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre.

Following government guidance, all meetings are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19.

Please note that Parents Again Support Group is run independently from Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND and any queries about the content of this page should be directed to them.

If you would like to contact the group directly please call Gordon Rawlins on 01752 369369. Alternatively, we can pass on your details. Please contact Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND on 01752 258933 or e-mail pias@plymouth.gov.uk

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Useful links

  • Advice for Grandparents – Some tips for grandparents from Contact, an organisation for families with disabled children. There is also a free 16 page guide providing information on having a disabled child in the family. See: Grandparents
  • Autism Alert Card – The Devon Autism Alert Card was launched to help police and other emergency services identify people on the autistic spectrum. The card tells the emergency services or others that they may need to change their approach or behaviours to support the card holder because they are autistic. This card is free and there is no requirement to have an official dignosis.
  • Buttle UK: Chances for Children – Buttle UK have been providing grants to support to children and young people in need across the UK since 1953 including support for kinship carers.
  • ChildLine – Private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.
  • Family Lives: Grandparents
  • Get Self Help – This website offers Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) self-help information and resources including free therapy worksheets which can be downloaded.
  • Grandparent Guide to Bullying and Digital Safety – A guide written for grandparents providing useful advice enabling them to support a young person through bullying.
  • Kinship – Formerly Grandparents Plus, Kinship provides advice and support for all kinship carers who are thinking about or bringing up a relatives child. To stay up-to-date on news and stories about kinship care you can also sign up for the monthly newsletter.
  • Kinship Carers Support Group – A private Facebook group providing advice and support for kinship carers bringing up children because their biological parents cannot raise them.
  • Special Guardianship Order Caring for Family – A private Facebook group for those with or about to have a special guardianship order caring for other family members. The group is able to give advice on the process from assessments to court and is also a place where members can share their experiences with others in similiar situations.
  • What are Grandparents Rights?
  • Young Minds – Young Minds is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.