Carmarthenshire About us
We take a partnership approach to working with parents of pupils with additional learning needs (ALN).
We provide support and advice to parents whose children have ALN. We provide accurate and impartial information on a range of options available to parents and carers. We do not ‘take sides’. We help parents to make informed decisions about their child’s education. Where parents want an independent parental supporter, the service will provide one.
Parents can engage in this partnership by:
- Speaking with the Head teacher or ALNCo of their local school who will be able to give contact details for the local parent partnership service
- Contacting ALN Family Liaison Officers
- Or, by contacting SNAP Cymru
Our services for Inclusion (Education) and Disability (Social Care) work together to provide better services for children and their families. We hold regular meetings with parents so we can work in partnership.
Where children and young people have a significant learning difficulty and complex needs they and their family may be supported by a key worker in the Children’s Disability Team.
Your Local School Support Team
There are a team of professionals that support schools and families of children with ALN, they include advisory teachers, educational & child psychologists, sensory impairment service, specialist speech & language TA’s, outreach teachers, behaviour support community team (BSCT), Education other than at School (EOTAS), Elective Home Education (EHE), Minority Ethnic Achievement Service (MEAS) and Gypsy Traveller Service.
For other support services please see useful contacts below:-
Carmarthenshire Team around the Family
Telephone: 01267 246555
Carmarthenshire Education Welfare Service
Telephone: 01267 246531
Carmarthenshire Family Information Service
Telephone: 01267 246555
Carmarthenshire Local Safeguarding Children Board
Telephone: 01267 246544
For other useful contacts please click here.
Specialist Services and Provision
Find information about services in Carmarthenshire which support children and young people with more complex needs, including Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) and special schools.
Accessing Specialist Services
Explore other specialist services available in Carmarthenshire, including support for children and young people with disabilities, hearing or visual impairments, or specific learning difficulties.
If you are concerned about the progress your child is making at school, it’s important to talk to your child’s teacher or your Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (ALNCo). Read more about how to resolve concerns.