SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) – Essex

SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) supports families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 years with any special need or disability. No formal diagnosis or professional referral is needed to access SNAP services.

SNAP aims to inform, encourage and support parents so that they can become better equipped to give the best possible help to their children.

SNAP services

  • parent advice and support
  • helpline  (email and telephone)
  • face-to-face parent support
  • specialist talks and training courses
  • library of specialist books and DVDs
  • counselling
  • education advice sessions

The SNAP website also has a SNAP Directory of useful contacts for: education support, health support, community support, preparing for adulthood and social activities.

SNAP activities

SNAP provide a wide range of activities for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years who have any special need or disability, their siblings and their parents. See:

Who the service provides for

0 to 25 years old with SEND, parents/carers and siblings.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

How the service is accessed


Email address

Phone number

01277 211300

Operational locations

  • Essex


The SNAP Centre
Pastoral Way
CM14 5WF