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Proposed changes to the Law for children and young people with SEN in Wales

As the biggest overhaul of the SEN system of the last thirty years is being proposed, it is essential that the changes being developed improve the provision of support for children and young people across education, social care and health services and creates a system that is transparent and clear to all.

The reforms must be developed and introduced in a way that is achievable for local authorities across Wales while making sure that CYP and their families can benefit as soon as possible.

Read our summary of where we are now.

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Families First

Families First is a Welsh Government funded programme aimed at supporting families living in, or at risk of falling into, poverty.

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We are in the process of making our website fully bilingual.

We provide a bilingual service and if you would like any of our information leaflets in Welsh or support from a Welsh speaking advisor please contact us at: enquiries@snapcymru.org

Education for All

Encouraging Partnership – since 1986 SNAP Cymru has worked with families and professionals in schools, education, health and social care to help ensure that children and young people’s needs are identified, assessed and provision made to help them reach their potential and be fully included.

Listening to Children – Staff and volunteers work with families and professionals, supporting children and young people to participate in planning and decision making which affects them, advocating where appropriate.

Giving Families a Voice - SNAP Cymru raise awareness of issues related to SEN, Disability, and other barriers to inclusion including: exclusion from school and education, disengagement from education, employment or training, poverty, deprivation, English or Welsh as a second language.

With offices all over Wales offering help and advice when you need it most, our local knowledge can help guide you through the differing implementations of the support and services offered by your local authority and by other charitable organisations. Check out our information pages or call us on our National Helpline Number 0845 120 3730.


Snap Cymru Services

Advocacy Advocacy Exclusion Exclusion
Early Years Provision Early Years Provision Additional Learning Needs Additional Learning Needs
The SEN Statement Process The SEN Statement Process Disagreement Resolution Disagreement Resolution
Parent Partnership Service Parent Partnership Service Pupil Participartion Pupil Participation
Transition Transition Working with Young People


Latest News

Children to be given a greater voice in family justice system

4th August 2014

Family Justice Minister Simon Hughes outlined the Government's commitment to children having a greater voice in the family ...

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Welsh Government's proposed changes to the way SEN's are met

29th July 2014

Proposed changes to the way children and young people’s special educational needs will be identified, assessed and met in ...

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Snap Cymru holds the Bronze Investors in People Award

23rd July 2014

SNAP Cymru is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Investors in people Bronze Award

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The National Autism Society’s ‘EarlyBird’ Programme

23rd July 2014

SNAP Cymru are really excited to be working in partnership with is The National Autism Society, and their “EarlyBird” ...

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Respect Training in Ebbw Vale

23rd July 2014

SNAP Cymru recently worked with the Barnardo’s Community Connections project and Blaenau Gwent Youth Service to deliver ...

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‘You make a life by what you give’

6th June 2014

A massive thank you to all our volunteers, who continually amaze us with their dedication, hard work and skills.

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