Laira Green Primary

SEND support for parents and carers


The POD  is a community-based directory with a focus on health, social and wellbeing services provided by Plymouth City Council and its closest partners.

It has advice and contact numbers for support on SEND as well as other links.

If you would rather chat about your concerns please don't hesitate to phone to talk to the SENDCO, Helen Buckingham or our Pastoral Support Advisor, Jan Frost.  Both members of staff can be contacted via the school office.


Other useful numbers:

Family Matters

This is a charity that can offer support/counselling for families as long as you are registered with a GP.     tel: 01752 606826


The National Autistic Society (local link)


Autism Spectrum Condition Support Group 

A group of parents and carers of children with ASC who meet for social chat and organised activities. They meet regularly on a Thursday at 10am.

Address: Hamoaze House, Mount Wise, Devonport, Plymouth

Contact: or telephone 01752 566100


Simply Counselling  

This organisation offer counselling and free support for victims of domestic abuse.

tel: 01752 560900  


PIAS - Plymouth Information Advice and Support for SEND

This is an impartial service that can support families in a variety of ways. Support includes links to parenting courses such as Strengthening Families and Incredible Year.

tel: 01752 258933   



This is an initiative from Plymouth public health. This year the focus is on mental well-being.



The Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) brings together parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Plymouth and the surrounding area to give them the voice in the services that they use.