Useful links

There are a number of websites that offer support and information to parents. These are a selection from local and national organisations that our parents have found useful. If you can recommend other sites we will be happy to add these to this page.

Coronavirus update: we have compiled some useful links to support students, families and carers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please click here to visit the OHC&AT resources page.

Childline: www.childline.org.uk Free phone number: 0800 1111 National organisation offering online support and telephone support to young people in distress. Top Tip: If you do not get along with the person you speak to over the phone, hang up and re-dial – they don’t mind.

Samaritans: www.samaritans.org.uk call free any time, from any phone on 116 123.  National organisation which offers 24 hour telephone and face to face emotional support to people in distress.  Website offers useful information pages about different mental health difficulties.

Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk Young Minds promotes mental health issues within young people.  A wealth of information about different mental health issues which affect young people.  A range of information and leaflets can be downloaded.

Parent Zone and CEOP (expert information to help children and young people stay safe online) www.parentinfo.org

Sutton & Croydon The Family Grapevine (Information for families) http://thefamilygrapevine.co.uk/croydon-sutton/

National Children’s Bureau (Fit for the Future Residential child care in UK) www.ncb.org.uk

Croydon Voluntary Action Directory of Community in Croydon www.cvalive.org.uk

Disability Rights Handbook (Guide to benefits and services) www.disabilityalliance.org

The National Autistic Society www.nas.org.uk

LDA Learning (education resources for children with learning disabilities) www.ldalearning.com

I Can (children’s communication charity) www.ican.org.uk

PDA Society (Online support regarding Pathological Demand Avoidance – part of the autism spectrum)

NSPCC (The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children charity)

Training Videos

This is the first in a series of new training videos.

Nic Andrews our Assistant head introduces “Zones of Regulation” for managing children’s emotional and sensory needs.

We cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you have put into our son. You are amazing and we appreciate everything you have done for us as a family.

 

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