Parental support

Tower Hamlets Parents Advice Centre provides information, support and advice to parents and carers of children with special educational needs in mainstream and special schools. It also provides information and advice to parents and carers of children who have been excluded from school and information on admissions and appeals.

In addition, it supports schools in developing close relationships with parents and works closely with voluntary and other agencies in the community.

Tower Hamlets has also set up the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership (EYDCP) which addresses issues of quality and level of provision in early education, childcare, and out of school provision for children aged 0-14 (0-16 with special educational needs). The EYDCP aims to create new out of school and pre-school places to increase opportunities for local parents and children.