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Volunteers graduate to help East End children with special education needs

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 February 2016

Mayor John Biggs (centre) and the Special Education Needs volunteers at their graduation

Mayor John Biggs (centre) and the Special Education Needs volunteers at their graduation

TH Council

More volunteers have graduated after training as advisors and independent supporters for families in London’s East End who are looking for help for their children with special education needs.

Another 12 have completed Tower Hamlets council’s 12-week volunteering programme training course to become independent education supporters.

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs, who met the 12 at their graduation who were part of this year’s cohort of trainees, said: “These volunteers give up their time and put in so much to give families the advice they need. They are providing important services to families and are a real asset to community life.”

The council’s training programme began in 2011 which has so far attracted 60 people to become community volunteers, now qualified to help families with confidential information, advice and practical support.

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