Email to SENDCos re FLORA

Email dated 19.05.2021

Dear colleagues,

SEND important information for educational settings  young people, parents and carers

A new team has been developed to help families know where to go for support when they are at the early stages of understanding the needs of their children and young people.

Unsure where to get support? FLORA (Families, Local Offer, Resources and Advice) provides information, advice and signposting to support for families who are in the early stages of identifying that their child may have additional needs. The FLORA team can help families navigate the services and support that is available to them, their family and child”.

This is a new service and does not replace any of the existing numbers.

Please see the summary below of important numbers as a reminder and an illustration of how FLORA fits into existing work:  

  • If you would like independent information and advice contact Supportive Parents 0117 9897725
  • If you have a question about how to request an EHCP contact the assessment team on 0117 922 3700.

A flyer is available in the attachments to this newsletter. You may wish to display it on your notice boards and have copies for practitioners to give to families.

With best wishes


Dr Vikki Jervis
Head of Service Accessible City and Principal Educational Psychologist

Bristol City Council


Deborah Brown - (General Enquries)
Dawn Butler - (General Enquiries)
Nicola Theobald - (General and Nursery School Enquiries)