The Special educational needs families support group is a charity that can provide  information, guidance and practical support,  we do this by provides free impartial, confidential and accurate information, and support about education, health and social care for children, young people and their parents on matters relating to special educational needs and disability. SEN-FSG  advises families whose children have all types of SEN/disability, including behavioural problems, communication difficulties, learning disabilities
and autism. SEN-FSG often helps families before their child has even been diagnosed.


SEN-FSG  can gives advice and support on:

  • Local Authorities’ legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs

  • Exclusions of children with special needs/disabilities

  • Action/inaction by Local Authorities and/or schools which discriminate against children and young people with disabilities.


Our services are provided by our highly trained volunteers. Many of the volunteers are parents of children with special educational needs. 


We seek to improve SEN policy across England using the evidence gathered via our services. They make complaints against Local Authorities, take part in Government consultations and provide training on SEN/disability law.


SEN-FSG  also provides training on the SEN legal framework to parents, professionals and other organisations.

We bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve service for child's  and parents right to be included and equal partners in decision-making in all aspects of inclusion  
We support families, whatever their child's disability, health condition or age,  with a wide help and guidance for the last 30 yrs The charity  is governed by trustees that understand what is like to live with specials needs and disabilities . They are motivated and professional individuals that  volunteers there time and expertise for the benefit of our members . We meet our legal obligation with diligence and understanding keeping in mind at all times children's and young people right .  

We welcome peoples request to become one of our valued volunteers and can provide training to each person. If you are interested in joining out team of professional and committed volunteers please contact us on 0161 755 3482 or email  for an introduction pack and to talk with Ann our volunteer coordinator    

Becoming a volunteer will give you new exciting opportunities to share your expertise for the benift of our members and the charity.
We are keen to hear from you 
Please not that we not all people can be come volunteer's with the SEN-FSG we follow the law and carry out intensive background checks to protect our members, clients and the charity