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Useful SEN Links


St Teresa’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Miss G. Hughes

0208 2704757



Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Team

Roycraft House

15 Linton Road


IG11 8HE

Phone: 020 8227 2415


Barking and Dagenham Direct – Education Advice

Civic Centre


RM10 7BN

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.
Link: Afasic

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.
Link: Scope

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.

Sycamore Trust


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


Family Support

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  or calling 01708 749 816.

Contact Us

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:

Head Office

27-29 Woodward Road,


Telephone: 0208 517 9317 / 0208 262 5330
(24 hours answerphone outside office hours)

Opening Times:
Mon- Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm