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SNAP Cymru


About Us

SNAP Cymru is a national charity, unique to Wales, founded in 1986. Its main aim is to advance the education of people in Wales and support their inclusion.

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.  We 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.

We also provide advocacy, disagreement resolution, discrimination advice, advocacy and training for young people, parents and professionals.

SNAP Cymru has worked to facilitate partnership for over 36 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. We hold the Legal Aid Agency’s Specialist Quality Mark, Investing in Volunteers Quality Mark and were awarded The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service.

We are the leading provider of Parent Partnership and Disagreement Resolution Services in Wales, and have developed representation and advocacy services for children and young people, parents and carers.

SNAP Cymru works with the twenty two Local Authorities in Wales. We also work closely with Social Services, Health, Schools, Early Years Providers, Social Care providers, Careers Wales and Third Sector partners.


For further details and to visit the website, please click here

Please find attached posters for our upcoming events in Swansea  -  

Mind The Gap  - Wednesday 7th of February 2024 at 10:00am until 13:00pm A FREE face-to-face event for professionals, parents and carers of any Young Person with Additional Learning Needs and/or a disability accessing Further Education in Wales (14+).


From SEN To ALN - Wednesday  28th February 2024 at 10:00am until 13:00pm

A FREE face-to-face event for professionals, parents and carers of any child or young person with Additional Learning Needs and/or a disability accessing education in Wales (0-25).


Tickets can be booked on our Eventbrite page here.


We would be hugely grateful if you could share this information widely amongst any professionals, parents, carers and families.  We have been commissioned and funded by Welsh Government ALN Team to deliver these events across Wales between now and March 2024 - and we aim to support schools, colleges and LA’s by sharing localised information about ALN implementation in a way that is supportive and informative, impartial, and independent. 


We have run our From SEN To ALN collection of events previously and they have been extremely well attended and the feedback from parents and carers has been extremely positive in that they have a far better understanding of ALN implementation and the new code. It has also provided an opportunity for us to support parents and carers to contact schools and/or colleges with any comments or concerns in the first instance.

Are you a parent or carer wanting to know more about the new Additional Learning Needs (ALN) system in Wales?

•          Would you like an opportunity to take your views and experiences of the new ALN system, directly to the Welsh Government?

•          Would you like to meet and talk about your experiences of education with other parents and carers of children/young people with ALN  

            and disabilities?


What this session will cover


•          How do I know if my child or young person has ALN?

•          From SEN to ALN – what changes are happening?

•          What does the law say?

•          What are my rights?

•          How can I challenge decisions or appeal?

•          What does the Education Tribunal for Wales do?

•          Where can I get free, accurate and impartial information?

•          Fact checker – bring your experiences of the new ALN system, we will provide information and understanding.

•          Meet other parents and carers and share your stories

•          Access FREE, impartial information from the SNAP Cymru team and meet your local SNAP Cymru caseworkers

•          Information and comments gathered from these sessions, will be taken directly back to the Welsh Government ALN team and shared