The Local Carers Network was founded in January 2014 after years as a community group called Small Steps. We are run entirely on volunteers who do not get paid for any of the time they give up to support many families from across Wirral, Merseyside and The North West. All our parents, carers and volunteers have their own story to tell. 

What we offer

We offer independent support to all families in special educational needs, this includes if your child is being bullied, not reaching their full potential or facing exclusion. Our volunteers are trained to guide you through and ensure you are involved in your child's future. 

We support you through difficult times and also celebrate with you when things are going great. 

All children have a right to a full education and achieve their full potential regardless of their disabilities or additional needs!!


“The Welcome Centre is the one place ive been able to come with my son and weve felt accepted and comfortable, everyone is friendly and none judgemental" 

Ann Ryan

SEND support
Counsel & Advice
Multiagency meetings


We will attend meetings with you at school or social services to ensure you have the right support and understand what is being discussed.

Holding Hands
Advocacy for children and adults

We offer advocacy for both children and adults, we also support families who are Deaf and use BSL as a first language.

CIO number 1155280
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