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SNAP is a 'Parent Participation Forum' creating opportunities for parent carers to work with service providers to improve the delivery of Social Care, Education and Health Services.


Who SNAP are:

SNAP's purpose is to improve services for children and young people, aged between 0 and 25 years, with disabilities and additional needs.

We are a pro-active forum of parents and carers: we work with individuals and organisations, to influence and improve the provision of local services. We focus on raising the standard of Social Care, Education and Health services in Central Bedfordshire. As we have limited resources, unfortunately we cannot offer signposting or support services.


What SNAP do:

We seek the views of all parents and carers within Central Bedfordshire in order to understand their needs and the challenges they face. We set the priorities of the forum based on information gathered.

  • Do you have ideas or views about the services you use?
  • Would you like to be involved in designing or planning services?

You can be as involved as much or as little as you like, and every opinion is valued.


Get Involved:

We hold regular open meetings where you can find out more about the work of the forum and our current involvement with the services that affect the lives of our children. Our meetings are relaxed and informal, providing an environment where you can share your views and meet other parents and carers.

The more parents who join and share their experiences, the more will be able to influence services


Get in touch...







Here are some useful websites related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


Here are some useful agencies and phone numbers.

  • Central Bedfordshire Council SEND Parent and Young Person Partnership Service - 0300 300 8088
  • 0-19 team - 0300 555 0606
  • Parentline (Health Visitors) - text only service- 07507 331456
  • Chathealth (School Nurse) text only service- 07507 331450
  • Carers in Bedfordshire- 0300 111 1919
  • Autism Bedfordshire - 01234 214871
  • Outside In - (ASD and ADHD support group) - 01462 813282 
  • Child Development Centre - 01234 310275
  • Early Help Hub - 0300 300 8585
  • Leighton Buzzard Children's Centre - 01525 384368
  • Children with Disabilities Team - 01234 228709


Further information on advice, support services and clubs on offer can be found at:





Should you require advice, or have any questions about Special Educational Needs, please do not hesitate to contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Mrs Sarah Bowley.