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Helpful resources 

Information on supporting agencies and charities that can help with additional learning needs.


Resources for children

Struggling in school?

If you find it harder to learn something, extra help is available. This video explains Additional Learning Needs (ALN) and Individual Development Plans (IDP). You can also read these handy guides:


Children in Wales

Children in Wales is the national umbrella body for organisations and individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Wales. They:

  • Contribute to making implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child a reality in Wales

  • Fight for sustainable quality services and fair shares for all children and young people

  • Ensure special attention and treatment for children in need and those who are marginalised

  • Ensure children and young people have a voice



The All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers of people with Learning Disabilities

The All Wales Forum was set up by a group of parent carers across Wales who want to have 'voice and control' over the way in which services for their children with learning disabilities are planned and delivered.


AWF's core mission is to bring a national voice and recognition to parents and carers of children and adults living with learning disabilities in Wales.



Family Information Service (FIS) 

Family Information Service (FIS) provides free advice and information in all local authorities on a wide range of childcare options and activities for children aged 0-20, their families and their carers.


This includes information on nurseries, childminders, out of school clubs, playgroups and parent and toddler groups. FIS also provides help and advice on paying for childcare and working in childcare.



SNAP Cymru

SNAP Cymru offers free and independent information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN), additional learning needs (ALN) and disabilities. They give advice and support on a range of issues including assessments, individual education plans, statements of special educational needs, bullying, school attendance, exclusion, health and social care provision and discrimination.