Resources

Useful links

General support

Contact
Contact provide information and advice on any aspect of caring for a child with special educational needs or a disability.

CDC Council for Disabled Children
They are the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers. They have a list of resources for parents and young people and a directory of different organisations.

Family Fund
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

Family Lives
Family Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support to families who are struggling.

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
FPLD work with people with learning disabilities, families and carers offering advice and support.

Special Needs Jungle
Special Needs Jungle provides resources, training and information for parents and carers of children and young people with special needs and disabilities.

Special Stars Foundation
Activities and support for families of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities.

SOS SEN
A national charity providing a free, independent and confidential service to parents and carers of children and young people with SEN and disabilities.

Legislation

The Children’s and Families Act (external website)
The Children and Families Act 2014 takes forward the coalition government's commitment to improve services for vulnerable children and support strong families. It reinforces wider reforms to ensure that all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their background.

The Equality Act (external website)
The Equality Act 2010 sets out the protection from discrimination for people with protected characteristics such as disability are entitled too and the actions organisations must take to prevent discrimination.

SEND support
ADHD and challenging behavior

Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Provide practical information for families and professionals about understanding and supporting children, young people and adults with severe learning difficulties whose behaviour is described as challenging.

Addis ADHD Information Services
Welcome to ADDISS, The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. We provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you're looking for in ADHD, we'll do our best to help.

Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome
Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a profile that describes those whose main characteristic is to avoid everyday demands and expectations to an extreme extent. Information and support strategies for adults, parents, carers, and professionals on Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).

Autism

National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and specialist autism services.

The Autism Directory
Helps find resources in the local area, specialist schools, therapies and legal advice.

Autism Education Trust
We help ensure that autistic children and young people receive an education that enables them to fulfil their aspirations and engage in society as active citizens.

Action for Asperger's
Charity involved in counselling and emotionally-supporting anyone aged 3 years and upwards, and their relations, that has a formal or suspected diagnosis of autism, autism spectrum or Asperger’s syndrome and who is going through a difficult time.

The Asperger's Syndrome Foundation
The Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome. The Foundation aims to promote high quality support and services, and to enable people with Asperger’s Syndrome to develop into members of the community who are respected for their contribution and recognised for their unique differences.

Carers and childcare

FISH web search
Family Services Directory - East Riding

Discrimination

IPSEA - Disability discrimination
If someone is treated unfairly because of their disability, or because of something arising from their disability, this may be disability discrimination.

Down's syndrome

Downright Special
Downright Special is building a brighter future for children with Down Syndrome.

Down's Syndrome Association
Here you will find answers to questions that we are often asked about Down’s syndrome. This information will help you to separate the facts from some common misconceptions.

Dyslexia

Dyslexia Sparks
An established charity offering support for all your dyslexia needs in Hull and the surrounding area.

The British Dyslexia Association
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. We are a membership organisation working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all.

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia Foundation
The Dyspraxia Foundation is committed to making the teaching and medical professions more aware of dyspraxia; and to spread understanding of how those who have the condition can be helped.

Education

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)
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). We also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

The Council for Disabled Children
We work collaboratively, from policy into practice, to ensure the best outcomes for disabled children and young people.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Action is a charity that improves the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. We give advice, improve healthcare, fund research and campaign for change.

Exclusion

GOV.UK - Statutory guidance: School exclusion
Statutory guidance on the exclusion of pupils from local-authority-maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units.

IPSEA - Exclusion from school
Unlawful exclusion of a pupil with a disability may amount to disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

Hearing impairment

East Riding local Offer - Sensory and Physical Teaching Service (SaPTS)
The team has qualified Specialist Sensory Support Teachers, Physical Support Teachers, Sensory Support Officers (SSOs) and Sensory Support Assistants (SSAs), an Habilitation Officer, and a Technical Resource Officer. One of our Sensory Support Assistants is deaf and provides a positive role model for deaf children.

National Deaf Children's Society
We are the National Deaf Children’s Society, the leading charity for deaf children. We’re here for every deaf child who needs us - no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate.

Home education

GOV.UK - Educating your child at home
You can teach your child at home, either full or part-time. This is called home education (sometimes ‘elective home education’ or ‘home schooling’).

Education Otherwise
Education Otherwise (EO) is a well-respected and vibrant registered charity, supporting and advising home-educating families in England and Wales.

Law and advice

IPSEA law advice
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).

Mental health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
We are an NHS based service covering the areas of Hull and East Riding. We provide help and support for children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. We also help other organisations who support young people as not everyone will need our direct involvement.

YoungMinds
We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Speech and language

East Riding Local Offer - Speech and Language Therapy Service
The speech and language therapy service is a community-based service for children and young people aged 0-19. The service operates across the East Riding of Yorkshire and provides input in a range of settings including, home, clinic, mainstream schools and special schools.

Syndromes and genetic conditions

Genetic Disorders UK - Support and information
Provide information for parents who are looking for a diagnosis, have just received a diagnosis or are caring for a child with a genetic disorder.

Genetic Alliance UK
Genetic Alliance UK work on a variety of issues that families and individuals with genetic conditions face. They aim to provide information, support families and influence the services needed by these patients, and also work to add patient voice into debates that matter to our community.

Visual impairment

East Riding Local Offer - Sensory and Physical Teaching Service (SaPTS)
The team is qualified Specialist Sensory Support Teachers, Physical Support Teachers, Sensory Support Officers (SSOs) and Sensory Support Assistants (SSAs), an Habilitation Officer, and a Technical Resource Officer. One of our Sensory Support Assistants is deaf and provides a positive role model for deaf children. The teachers have experience of mainstream and/or special schools.

RNIB - Resources for parents of blind or partially sighted children
What parents tell us they would like to know. It includes practical advice, ideas and contacts for parents and families of children with vision impairment.

Useful websites

The East Riding Local Offer
The Local Offer supports parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) by providing a single location where you can search for the support that you need.

Families Information Service Hub
East Riding Families Information Service Hub is an impartial service that offers information, advice and support to families, parents, carers and childcare providers responsible for looking after children and young people.

IPSEA (Independent Provider of Special Education Advice)
IPSEA offers independent legally based advice, support and training to help get the right education for children and young people with special educational.

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