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Parent Ambassadors

We are a diverse group of parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), who are passionate about addressing the prejudice and stigma associated with SEND. 

By sharing our own experiences, we can help develop a greater awareness of SEND and connect with other SEND families to empower them to advocate for their children.  It is through sharing our experiences amongst non-SEND families we are able to show some of the challenges and prejudices we face in society and through our continued work we aim to foster an inclusive community where all are treated equally. 

We are able to reach out to some of the most vulnerable families in the borough and connect with a broader and inclusive audience which helps to promote the wider parental voice with the aim of supporting positive change within local services.

We provide support to families through various outreach projects such as coffee mornings for parents, stay and play sessions at children’s centres, parents evenings and lots more.  We attend many professional meetings to openly share our views about our experiences of the services we use.

We have attended many professional events including staff conferences to ensure that service providers are aware of the impact of their provision for SEND families.  The feedback we have received from professionals, SEND and non-SEND families has confirmed the need for such a unique and innovative programme within the Borough.  The programme has been recognised by the DfE as an innovative model of good practice.

The SEND Parent Ambassador Programme is supported by SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SEND IASS)

If you would like to attend one of our Coffee Mornings or invite us to address either parents or professionals, please contact us on 020 7364 7127 or email [email protected]

Suhela Khatun-Hussain and Tahmina Choudhury
(SEND Parent Ambassadors)