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Parent Letter December 2022

Useful Information

There are a number of websites that offer support and information to parents of children with Special Needs. These are a selection from local and national organisations that our parents have found useful. If you can recommend other sites we will be happy to add these to this page.

Club 4: Club4 is an exclusive offer for children and young people who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals in Surrey. For the summer holidays, all eligible children at school in Surrey have the chance to secure a free place at one of 140 day camps running across the County. Some camps are commercially run and open to all, while others are exclusive to Club4 families. Dates and timings vary but all camps offer a mix of entertainment to keep young people safely entertained and active, as well as providing them with one or more quality meals. To find a camp near you and see what else is on offer with the Club4 programme, please visit the Club4 website: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/club4holidayoffer

Coronavirus update: we have compiled some useful links to support students, families and carers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please click here to visit the OHC&AT resources page.

Samaritans: www.samaritans.org.uk call free any time, from any phone on 116 123.  National organisation which offeres 24 hour telephone and face to face emotional support to people in distress.  Website offers useful information pages about different mental health difficulties.

Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk Young Minds promotes mental health issues within young people.  A wealth of information about different mental health issues which affect young people.  A range of information and leaflets can be downloaded.

Parent Zone and CEOP (expert information to help children and young people stay safe online) www.parentinfo.org

National Children’s Bureau (Fit for the Future Residential child care in UK) www.ncb.org.uk

NCYPE (National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy) www.ncype.org.uk

Disability Rights Handbook (Guide to benefits and services) www.disabilityalliance.org

The National Autistic Society www.nas.org.uk

LDA Learning (education resources for children with learning disabilities) www.ldalearning.com

I Can (children’s communication charity) www.ican.org.uk

Safeguarding Training Centre: Our go-to hub of online safety resources for parents. Click here to visit the page.

Thinkuknow: The online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empower children and young people aged 4-18 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support. Click here to visit the page.

InternetMatters: Click here for tips & advice. From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you’ll find a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.

Online Radicalisation: Click here to find out more about Online Radicalisation.

Social media terms and apps explained: Click here to view the online library.

NSPCC (Racism)Click here for guidance on talking to children about racism