Useful SEN Links
St Teresa’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Miss J. Shirley
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham-Local Offer
Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Team
15 Linton Road
Phone: 020 8227 2415
Barking and Dagenham Direct – Education Advice
Phone: 0208 215 3004
Department for Education – Guidance on SEN
Afasic – Family Advice
Is a parent-led organisation that helps children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. Provides information and training for parents - and professionals - and produce a range publications.
Action on Hearing Loss
Helps deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the United Kingdom.
Link: Action on Hearing Loss
National Deaf Children's Society
Is an organisation of families, parents and carers, providing emotional and practical support.
Link: National Deaf Children's Society
Royal National Institute for the Blind
Helps blind and partially sighted people in the United Kingdom.
Link: Royal National Institute for the Blind
Is a disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Scope's aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued, and have the same human and civil rights, as everyone else.
Advisory Centre for Education
Is an independent registered charity. It offers telephone advice and information about state education in England and Wales for parents of school-age children, including special educational needs.
Link: Advisory Centre for Education
‘Parents of Autistic Children Together’. A voluntary organisation aiming to support the needs of families and carers.
Children’s Communication Charity. There are a range of services providing advice on speech, language and communication.
A national charity providing free legally based advice to parents with SEN children.
The Communication Trust
Group of approximately 50 voluntary and community organisations with expertise in language and communication.
SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SEND-Useful Info and Links
BBC Bitesize SEND Articles-https://bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382
BBC Bitesize Calm Zone-https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone
Speech and Language-https://speechandlanguage.info/parents
This is a great website, they have various links to websites with speech and language therapy activities. They are categorised according to topic-https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-free-speech-language-communication-and-send-resources-for-schools-and-parent-carers
Oak academy communication and language lesson-https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/communication-and-language
A website with speech sounds activities and other language activities-https://mommyspeechtherapy.com/?page_id=55
Sycamore Trust U.K. offers a range of services designed to help and support families who have children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum and people with Learning Disabilities
Support and information for families affected by all aspects of Autistic Spectrum Condition and / or Learning Disabilities including:
- Information on Autistic Spectrum Condition.
- Information on Learning Disabilities.
- Education Issues.
- Benefit Issues (including form filling and letter writing).
- Regular Autism Parent Support Groups.
- Access to practical resources.
- g. symbols, picture timetables and social stories.
- Training and Workshops.
- Support and advocacy at meetings.
Parent Support Group
The monthly support groups for parents/carers of children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum is a great way to access information and meet with other parents in an informal and friendly setting.
Our staff are also on hand to offer advice and information either in the group setting or where needed on a one-to-one basis.
Parent Support Groups take place every month at our premises in Woodward Road, Dagenham and at the Autism Hub in the Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford.
Due to Covid safety restrictions we can only accommodate a limited number of people. Please book a space asap by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01708 749 816.
If you require further information on any of our services or you have any questions please feel free to contact us on the details below:
27-29 Woodward Road,
Telephone: 0208 517 9317 / 0208 262 5330
(24 hours answerphone outside office hours)
Mon- Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm