Special Educational Needs: Useful Links

Below is a list of links to documents and websites, which parents of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities may find useful.

Special Educational Needs: A Guide for Parents and Carers (August 2014)
This guide sets out the main points of the Code of Practice, explaining procedures and informing parents/carers of their rights. Simple and easy to understand, this document provides a clear overview of special educational needs.

Support at school
Lancashire County Council help and support.

CAMHS: Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Services (NHS Trust)
CAMHS exists to promote good mental health, and to assess and treat mental health problems, in children and young people up to the age of 16 years.

Department for Education: Special Educational Needs
Information and advice from the DFE.

HelpKidzLearn (Bett Award Winning Website 2010)
Developed by Inclusive Technology, this award winning website offers a collection of free games and activities for young people with learning difficulties.

Special Needs Jungle
A useful place to gain parent-centred information news and resources and informed opinion about SEN disability, children's health and SEND politics.

Asthma UK
Charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of those affected by asthma.

National Autistic Society:
Leading UK charity for people with autism and their families.

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
Website of the BDA -  a national charity with a vision of a dyslexia friendly society.

British Deaf Association
Website of the largest Deaf-led association in the UK.

Brittle Bone Society
The Brittle Bone Society is the only UK wide organisation providing support to people affected by the rare bone condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI).

Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK's only national charity dealing with all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis.

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

Down Syndrome Association
Help for people and parents of children with Down Syndrome.