The Tugboat Approach

Tugboat will help you find a way to make sure that your child’s needs are met, while remembering that you are a family first. We will work together to explore practical solutions to the problems you are facing, and also support you in communicating with systems and services that are an inevitable part of being a parent carer.

Getting to know you

When you contact Tugboat, we will arrange an initial one-hour consultation to get to know each other and to build a picture of the whole family and its needs.

Making Plans

Each Tugboat plan will be different, because each family is different. It’s also really important that you feel part of what happens next.

Welcoming your child

SEND systems want to see evidence of the “child’s voice” in planning and decision-making. For many parents, this causes stress for a variety of reasons, often as a result of past experience. An independent child’s report can often unblock the barriers to appropriate support.