Sibling Support

Do you have a brother or sister that attends Ivel Valley School & College?

For some children it can be really hard to understand your brother or sister’s condition. Many siblings feel that they don’t know what’s happening and would like to know more. We want our siblings at Ivel Valley to understand better and therefore want YOU to ask questions so we can support you.

Do you ever wonder if your brother or sister does work at school?
Or think about what their classroom might look like?
Have you ever wanted to see your brother or sister’s school?
Do you think about how their school day might be different to yours?
Where do they eat their lunch? What does the playground look like?
Please submit your questions below and we can get back to you with your answers! We can’t wait to hear from you….



SIBS Is a charity that provides support for siblings of children with SEN. Their website also provides advice for parents in helping their children understand sibling’s disabilities.

Sibling advice:

Parent advice:

Autism Beds:

They occasionally run sibling support groups or groups siblings can attend.

Carers in Bedfordshire services:

Monthly Young Carers Group

The Young Carers group is a chance to come and spend time with others and join in with some fun and activities away from everyday stresses of caring for parents/ siblings.

The monthly sessions are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Robert Bloomfield Academy in Shefford.


Two groups- 13+ and 13 and under

These sessions are limited to 20 attendees.
Places for this group are very limited and spaces get booked up really quickly.

For more details please contact: OR

Please contact Natalie on the address above with name of child, DOB and parent email.

Young carers also offer the following:

Chatterbooks – Book club
Chatterbooks is a monthly group run on a Saturday afternoon.

8 -12 year olds at Sandy, Flitwick and Biggleswade
13+ at Flitwick and Biggleswade

Come along for an hour of fun, reading and book related activities and meet some new friends!

As well as discussing the book that they have all agreed to read there will be activities based on the chosen book. All books will be provided by the library.

If you think your child would like to attend please email me for more details