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External Family Support

Please find links to some extral support agencies, societies and charities that can offer you and your child additional support. 

 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Strategies - https://www.sendiass-stoke.co.uk

SENDIASS provide confidential, impartial information from education law on disability, health and social care to help parents/carers, children and young people in making informed choices enabling them to play an active role in relation to educational decisions. 

Staffordshire SEND Family Partnership - https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/welfareservice/SpecialEducationalNeeds/spps/Staffordshire-SEND-Family-Partnership.aspx 

SEND Family Partnership (formerly Parent Partnership) is for parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0 to 25), with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and children and young people (up to 25) with SEND.

 

Stoke on Trent Aiming High - https://services.actionforchildren.org.uk/stoke-aiming-high/  and https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/health/childrenandfamilycare/childrenwithdisabilities/aimhigh/Aiminghigh.aspx

At Stoke Aiming high we provide a wide variety of activities for Children and young people with disabilities or additional needs up to their 20th birthday who aren’t able to go to other community activities in their community without some support.

 

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MindEd for Families - https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk

MindEd is a free learning resource for the mental health of children, young people and older adults.

 

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The National Autistic Society - http://www.autism.org.uk/
 They are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. 

 

ADHD Foundation

ADHD Foundation - https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improve emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self-management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Irlen’s Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette’s Syndrome.

 

Down's Syndrome Association

Down's Syndrome Association - https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Children and adults with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals with their own personalities, family backgrounds and preferences that make them who they are. Here you will find answers to questions that we are often asked about Down’s syndrome.

 

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British Dyslexia Association -http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

This organisation offers information, help and support for parents, children and adults with dyslexia.

 

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Royal National Institue of Blind People (RNIB) - http://www.rnib.org.uk/ 

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the UK’s leading charity supporting blind and partially sighted people. They offer practical and emotional support to those that need support, so they can continue living life to the full.  

 

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National Deaf Children's Society - http://www.ndcs.org.uk 

The National Deaf Children's Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

 

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Change4Life - https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

Change4Life aims to help families to make small, sustainable yet significant improvements to their diet, activity levels and alcohol consumption. 

 

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CAMHS and Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/ 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is the name for NHS-provided services in the United Kingdom for children, generally until school-leaving age, who are having difficulties with their emotional or behavioural well-being.

 

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Child Line - https://www.childline.org.uk

Whether it's something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us: by calling 0800 1111.

 

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ARC - http://www.arcweb.org.uk/index.html

ARC is an organisation that offers a confidential counselling service. We offer this service to anyone who needs counselling, young or old, in a warm, comfortable and safe environment.

 

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Relate - www.relate.org.uk

Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and every year they help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships.

 

Organisations which support children and young people with visual and hearing impairment and their families:

 

Hearing Impairments

National Deaf Children’s Society

www.ndcs.org.uk

 

Stoke and North Staffordshire Deaf Children’s Society

The Stoke & North Staffordshire Deaf Children's Society is a local group run by parents and carers of deaf children, working together with local health and education professionals. We support families with children or young people who are affected by hearing impairments, ranging from mild to profound deafness.

 

 

Visual Impairments

VICTA

www.victa.org.uk

VICTA organises activities designed to improve the emotional, social and living skills of the children and young  people with visual impairments.

VICTA support children and young people who are blind or partially sighted by providing equipment to aid their visual impairment.

 

 Action for Blind

www.visionuk.org.uk/link/action-for-blind-people

Action for Blind People is a dynamic national charity supporting blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of their lives. This means getting them into a job, sorting out their housing problems, helping them to go on holiday, enabling blind kids to do sports and have fun, or providing information in the heart of communities

 

Custom Eyes large print books for children

www.guidedogs.org.uk

Produces tailor made books to suit the needs of children with visual impairment.