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Useful Links

Local Links

Autism Berkshire

http://www.autismberkshire.org.uk/

deliver specialist services, training and social and leisure activities throughout the county.

The Autism Group

www.theautismgroup.org.uk

Maidenhead based charity offering social opportunities for young people on the spectrum from age 9 - 25, and are typically of mainstream ability, but need support to succeed in social situations.

 

CAMHS - Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services

https://cypf.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services/children-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/

ASD, ADHD, anxiety and depression, eating disorders, psychosis

Children and Young People Families Service (NHS Berkshire) Including therapies

https://cypf.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/

Includes: - Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - Therapy Services (CYPIT) - Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Nutrition and Dietetics - Public Health Nursing (health visiting, school nursing, immunisation)

- Specialist Children’s Services – community paediatricians, respite care, children’s community nursing.

Children and Young People’s Disability Service (CYPDS)

https://rbwm.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/who-is-who-in-sen/children-and-young-people-disability-service-cypds

CYPDS works with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years, and their families to provide assessments and support for Education, Health and Care Plans within RBWM.

The service includes: - Education, Health and Care Plans - Preparing for Adulthood - Social Care Support for children and young people with disabilities (includes: Social Care, Adult Social Care, Occupational Therapy, Leaving Care, and short breaks).

Family Friends

https://www.familyfriends.uk.com/

Provide short term support to families who are facing difficult times and enable them to get back on their feet. Help is free, confidential and open to any family living in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead with a child aged 0 – 13 years and up to 18 years for Armed Service families.

Global Mediation

https://www.globalmediation.co.uk/service/special-educational-needs-disability/

02084411355

Legal service available to families going through the EHCP process.

Kooth

http://kooth.com

Online counselling support for young people.

No. 22 – counselling service

https://number22.org/

Free, confidential counselling service for adults and young people inn RBWM and Slough.

PaCip Parents and Carers in partnership for Windsor and Maidenhead

https://www.pacip.org/

RBWM Single Point of Access (Early Help and Safeguarding) - formerly known as MASH https://www.wamlscb.org/professionals/mash-early-help/ Do you or your family need help or support or are you worried about a member of your family)

01628 685976,

E: ehhub@achievingforchildren.org.uk

01628 683150, option 5

01344 786543 (out of office – Emergency Duty Team)

E: mash@schievingforchildren.org.uk https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/forms/form/405/en/multi_agency_safeguarding-hub-mash-referral 

RBWM Local Offer

Provides information on local services and support available for families including children and young people aged 0 - 25 years with special educational needs or disabilities.

This includes:

· Admissions and choosing a school

· EHC plans (including how to request an assessment)

· Early help

· Health

· Leisure

· Local Area SEND Policies and PLans

· Local search directory of support organisations and charities

· Personal budgets

· Preparing for adulthood

· School transport

· SEND, what it is and what support there might be in school and colleges

· Social Care

· Short breaks and respite

https://rbwm.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer

Shine

The Shine Team is a service which supports children and young people in mainstream educational settings who have a diagnosis of Autism.

http://www.theshineteam.com/

National Links

Autism Berkshire logo
CYPDS logo
The Autism Group blue Logo
camhs logo
Berkshire Healthcare logo
shine.jfif
AfC Local Offer logo
RBWM logo
pacip logo
no22 logo
Kooth logo
Global Mediation logo
family friends logo
affinity trust logo
carers trust logo
contact logo
Council for Disabled Children Logo
Disabled Children's Partnership logo
Down's Syndrome Association Logo
Family fund logo
ipsea logo
kids logo
mencap logo
National Autistic Society logo
National Children's Bureau logo
National network of Parent Carer Forums logo
National Deaf Children's society logo
Royal Society for Blind Children logo
scope logo
sense logo
sibs logo
Special Needs Jungle Logo
Children's trust logo
Together for short lives logo
variety logo
wellchild logo
young minds logo

Affinity Trust 

support almost 1,000 people with learning disabilities across England and Scotland, enabling them to live as independently as possible 

https://www.affinitytrust.org/ 

Carers Trust 

We work tirelessly to raise awareness of unpaid carers in the UK. 

https://carers.org/what-we-do/introduction 

Contact 

Contact provide direct advice and support services to parent carers. They host a free national helpline which is open Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.00pm: 0808 808 3555 

https://contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/our-helpline/ 

Council for Disabled Children 

Umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers. 

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/ 

Disabled Children’s Partnership 

Coalition of more than 70 charities who have joined forces to campaign for improved health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families. 

https://disabledchildrenspartnership.org.uk/ 

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. Offers a helpline manned by specialist advisors. 

https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/ 

Family Fund 

Family Fund is the UK's largest charity providing grants for disabled children and their families. Last year they provided financial support to over 70,000 families. 

www.familyfund.org.uk/ 

Independent Parent Special Education Advice (IPSEA) 

PSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help parents get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. They host an information service, advice line and tribunal helpline as well as training for parents, schools and local authorities. 

www.ipsea.org.uk/ 

Kids 

We ensure disabled children from birth to 25 have the opportunity to learn, play, build friendships, gain confidence and improve their well-being and we provide vital time, emotional and practical support to parents and siblings. 

https://www.kids.org.uk/ 

Mencap 

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. 

https://www.mencap.org.uk/homepage 

National Autistic Society 

https://www.autism.org.uk/ 

National Children's Bureau 

NCB provides a vital system of education, health and social care services to strengthen families and help our children overcome the many challenges that can hold them back. 

https://www.ncb.org.uk/

National network of Parent Carer Forums 

There are over 150 local Parent Carer Forums across England which are used by over 52,000 parents every year.  

www.nnpcf.org.uk/who-we-are/ 

National Deaf Children’s Society 

The leading charity for deaf children 

https://www.ndcs.org.uk/ 

Royal society for Blind Children  

We provide a range of services in London and across England and Wales for blind and partially sighted children and young people, their families, and the professionals who work alongside them. 

https://www.rsbc.org.uk/ 

Scope 

The disability equality charity in England & Wales, offering practical information and emotional support. 

https://www.scope.org.uk/ 

Sense 

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential 

https://www.sense.org.uk/ 

Sibs 

For brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults 

https://www.sibs.org.uk/ 

Special Needs Jungle 

Parent led information and resources about children 0-25 

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/ 

The children’s Trust 

For families, teachers and anyone who’s like to know more about acquired brain injury in children. 

https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/ 

Together for Short Lives 

We’re a lifeline for families who care for seriously ill children. We want to make sure our helpline and support services are always there for families, especially at this frightening and lonely time. 

https://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/ 

Variety 

provide practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference to children, young people, parents, siblings and teachers. 

https://www.variety.org.uk/ 

WellChild 

National Charity for Sick Children. 

https://www.wellchild.org.uk/ 

Young Minds 

We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. 

https://youngminds.org.uk/