Parent Networks are a mixture of free in-person and online support groups for parents of children and young people with SEND, where it is safe to share tips, stories, advice, or have a chat with others who truly understand how challenging family life can be.

Lottery-funded to March 2024 and therefore free support and information for parents caring for children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities and inclusive of those on assessment pathways and with or without diagnosis.

Our Parent Network community is warm, welcoming, and friendly. As parents ourselves, we recognise how isolating it can be living with daily challenges and we simply want you to feel comfortable and connect with other parents who live in families similar to yours.

Our Parent Network community support groups are open to all parents whose children may have a diagnosis or are on assessment pathways.

All Parent Network support groups are hosted by ‘experts by experience and are by parents for parents.

To get codes for Parent Network online sessions, join our closed Facebook group here –


FIF Arms funded until March 2024 by Lottery

Join Siobhann and Tracey at the FIF Arms, every Tuesday, 8-10pm, online via Zoom, 48 weeks of the year.

The FIF Arms is a drop-in session for parents of children with SEND, and you can join any time from 8-9.30pm, for as little or as much time as you like.

Everyone welcome!

Siobhann and Tracey Moving Parent Network forward

I’m Siobhann, mum of two children . I co-facilitate Parent Network sessions and the FiF Arms, as well as being a member of the Siblings First team. My children have a mixture of medical needs alongside ASD and ADHD with a side sprinkle of learning difficulties. I’m also a sibling of a now young person with medical needs and ASD. I love to learn. As a dyslexic myself, I spent a long time thinking I couldn’t learn, so when I found out how to, I was hooked. This has meant being able to support many parents with the knowledge I have gained. I love animals and the outdoors, we have a little zoo at home.

My name is Tracey I am a mum of three boys, My eldest has a provisional ASD diagnosis , PDA, heightened anxiety, VCB SPD and is currently in year 3 of mainstream school. My eldest twin is neurotypical and my youngest twin is ASD, LD, SPD, PICA, pre-verbal and attends a specialist school, where he is thriving. Before I had children, I worked in the events industry for 12 years, helping to project manage the video element of music events and tours globally.