Who we are
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) and disabilities. We give advice and support on a range of issues including assessments, statements of special educational needs, bullying, school attendance, exclusion, health and social care provision and discrimination.
We also provide advocacy, disagreement resolution and training for young people, parents and professionals.
SNAP Cymru has worked to facilitate partnership for over 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. We hold the Specialist Quality Mark (Education Advice), Investors in People Quality Mark, Investing in Volunteers Quality Mark and in 2012 we were awarded The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award.
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, Social Care providers, Careers Wales, DWP and Third Sector partners.
Who can we help?
All families, children and young people who live in Wales who have, or may have, Additional Learning Needs, including Special Educational Needs or Disabilities and other barriers to education e.g. children in need, disaffection, poverty, deprivation or English or Welsh as a second language. We also can help carers, professionals and others who support children and young people including schools, colleges and other community education establishments.
SNAP Cymru provides information, advice and support for parents, children and young people who have, or may have, special educational needs or disabilities.
We provide the following impartial, confidential and free services:
- Helpline Advice and Support
- Specialist Casework
- Independent Specialist Advocacy
- Avoidance and Resolution of Disagreement
Registered Charity no. 1027599