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Useful website links / resources

Here you will find some links to information and activities that may be of interest to you:

Inclusive Wild Play

A printable pocket size leaflet that gives parents and carers points to consider and useful links to help you understand how to deal with online situations

Action For Children

Advice for parents of children with autism - BSPD

Anxiety UK

Autism West Midlands

BOLOH Leaflet Parents

BSPD Advice for parents of children with autism

Bright Sky (NHS)
Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

CEREBRA

CEREBRA - Legal, Social and Financial
Being the parent of a child with a brain condition or learning disability means you may need to access legal, social and financial help at various times for different reasons. Cerebra  have created a wide range of resources and guides to help you with some of the difficult decisions and tasks involved

Contact a Family

Coppice Lodge

Disabled Children’s Partnership 

Disabled Children's Partnership - #CountDisabledChindrenIn Campaign

Domestic Abuse

Family Action-Support for families with a child with ASD or ADHD
Family Fund provide grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. There are other charities and grant-making bodies similar to Family Fund, who can also provide grants to families who need them.
A grant is financial help given to an individual for a specific purpose from a grant-making body.  Grants can be given as money, products or services and they don't have to be paid back.  Grant-making bodies can be governmental, private corporations or charitable trusts and foundations.'

Facebook Q&A: Getting Social Care for your Child – Cerebra
Cerebra  are holding their  first ever live Q&A session over on their  Facebook group on 13th July 2022 between 11am and 12pm! The topic for this Q&A, as chosen by you, will be ‘getting social care support for your child in England’.
The Q&A will be in a written format rather than a live video so you can drop in to the session whenever you want. You are welcome to submit your questions before the start of the session and then our team will respond during the 11 – 12 window.
Please note that you must be a member of the Cerebra  Parent Group to take part.
More information can be found on our event page.

Family Fund
Provide grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. There are other charities and grant-making bodies similar to Family Fund, who can also provide grants to families who need them.
Here's some information about what you may be eligible to apply too.

Father's and male carers group

FGM Information

Guide Dogs - Sensory equipment grants for children
Guide Dogs for the blind are offering a sensory equipment grant for children for children with a visual impairment / have a diagnosis of cortical visual impairment.
Sensory training can develop many different skills and is one of the most important methods of stimulating your child's senses, such as hearing, touch, smell and taste.
Using sensory equipment and apps can improve a child with a vision impairment's social, emotional, and technological skills and have a positive effect on family relationships, interactions with friends and their school life. They are there to help you select the most appropriate sensory toys, apps and equipment, such as bubble tubes and dark dens.
If you need further advice or would like to speak to an expert, you can call Guide Line from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
children@guidedogs.org.uk
0800 781 1444

Inclusive music and movement sessions

IPSEA
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). We also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

Maths for Parents and Carers

National Autistic Society

NSPCC

Out of Energy

Parental Supervision checklists for Face book , Twitter, Instagram

PDSC – Safeguarding

Resources for parents and carers to help children get off to a good start using digital devices

Sandwell Children’s Trust - Disabled Children

Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children

Sandwell SEND information-advice-and-support-service

Sandwell Short Break Providers

SENDIASS: Information, Advice and Support Service

SENTAS - Home to School Transport Information
This website provides families with Information on home to school transport including the legislation and statutory government guidance that surround this issue.

SHAPE Summer Fest 2022 - Just Youth

SPDC: Parent Carer Newsletter

Stop Abuse Together (GOV.UK)

Young Minds – How to help your child create healthy boundaries around gaming

 

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