Independent Parental Supporter

Could you help support a parent in a meeting with educational professionals? Or can you see yourself visiting a parent at home to help them to write their views about their child's special educational needs? Your role as an Independent Parental Supporter (IPS) would help the parent to express their views, be involved in decision making processes and feel confident that their child is getting appropriate support.

Parents really appreciate the support an IPS gives. This is an interesting and rewarding role and you can choose to do as little or as much as you would like.


Main tasks:

  • Help parents understand paperwork or verbal advice from their child’s school or the local authority relating to their child’s education.
  • Listen to parents and encourage them to be confident in expressing their views.
  • Help parents to express their views in writing, seek clarification or request updates on progress
  • Support parents at meetings with schools or the local authority.
  • Signpost to other organisations when information, advice and support is required about matters other than educational issues.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 04/01/2021

End Date: 04/01/2022

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This opportunity is available Countywide.

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