Resources

Local Offer

Southwark’s Local Offer provides information about the services and opportunities available locally to children, young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 and their families. https://localoffer.southwark.gov.uk

Support Groups and other service providers

Council for Disabled Children

Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is an the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers. https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/our-work

Transforming Autism

Transforming the lives of autistic children; Empowering their parents and carers - through practical guidance and resources - to unlock their children’s true potential. Encouraging earlier interventions, creating stronger relationships, better living environments and brighter futures. https://transformingautism.org/

ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improving emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties. https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/

my-afk

my AFK helps disabled children and young people to live independent and fulfilling lives. https://www.my-afk.org/

Newlife Charity

We provide thousands of items of equipment every year. Fast-tracking delivery, to prevent suffering and when time is very precious. Childhood cancers, birth defects, accidents, diseases and infections can all cause disability. https://newlifecharity.co.uk/

The British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

PfA

Preparing for Adulthood is an organisation that promotes and train schools and local authorities on how to plan for young adults with a disability. www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk

Law, Advocacy, Mediation and Disagreement Resolution

Cambridge House Advocacy

Cambridge House provides free, independent, and confidential advocacy services to help people become involved in the decisions which affect their lives. www.ch1889.org

Communities Empowerment Network

IPSEA

Communities Empowerment Network provides free advice, support and representation to parents across London. http://cenlive.org/

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England. IPSEA 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 and disabilities (SEND). https://www.ipsea.org.uk/

Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre

The Special Education Needs and Exclusions Project aims to provide families and or carers with advice on their children’s Special Educational Needs. This can range from advice on appeals, SEN school support and issues relating to funding or travel. http://www.lac.qmul.ac.uk/advice/special-educational-needs-and-school-exclusions/

SOS SEN

SOS SEN offers a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). https://www.sossen.org.uk/

Sentas

Sentas is a free service to parents and young people. Sentas provides information, advice and advocacy on issues surrounding SEN home to school/college transport. http://sentas.co.uk/

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