In addition to the Westminster local services, you might access information and support from other organizations. Please find below some of the organizations providing support to children and young people with SEND and to their families:
If you are being bullied at school, Bullying UK (part of 'Family Lives') can offer advice and support.
Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. They provide information, advice and support families, whatever their disability or health condition. They bring families together so they can support each other and also campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.
The Council for Disabled children are the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers. They work around several themes such as education, health and wellbeing, transitions or preparing for adulthood.
Family Lives aims to transform the lives of families by supporting parents at building happier relationships, happier families and a stronger society. There are trained family support workers, both paid and volunteer, offer all family members immediate and on-going help on the phone, online or in local communities.
Independent Parental Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity that offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.
KIDS is a charity committed to delivering a consistently high level of service throughout our extensive and diverse range of provision. They do offer a wide range of services to children and young people with SEND and their families.
Mencap is a national charitable organisation that aims to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families now, and fight alongside them for a better future. They provide a wide range of support to children and young people with SEND and to their families.
Parent to Parent (P2P) is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults on the autism spectrum.
The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who are all parents themselves of a child or adult on the autism spectrum. Volunteers are based across the UK so you don’t have to share information with someone in your local area.
Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness and are in the greatest need. Their Family Support Workers provide a life line to these families and children. They support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. They bring support and help to families who so desperately need it at home, in hospital and in the community. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.
Their support is hugely varied and depends on the needs of the family.
They provide support and information if your child has a physical impairment, learning disability or any other condition.
Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. It is the only UK charity representing the needs of over half a million young siblings and over one and a half million adult siblings.
Sibs has a dedicated team of trustees, staff, and advisors all of whom are passionate about supporting young and adult siblings of disabled people.
Whizz Kidz can help to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults by providing the vital equipment, support and life skills they need to reach their full potential.
Young Minds is a UK leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.