Special Needs Support and Parent Support
If your child has special needs of any kind you may find this page useful. Your child’s needs could be varied, from bed wetting to behavioural problems to learning barriers to being a very able learner.
You may also feel that YOU need support. There are many agencies/groups out there who can help. In the first instance please speak to Mrs Silk, Headteacher who is our SEN Co-ordinator.
Kent Parent Partnership Service:
- a national charity website offering a wealth of comprehensive information to parents including help with edcuation/health/running a household/child support and much more.
Children's Centres provide support for families with children aged 0-5 years, for more information and to locate your local branch go to http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/chc/chc_home.cfm
Signpost provides information about local mental health services, community groups and help with planning your life www.signpostuk.org
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247, a 24 hour confidential service for women.
For local advice, information and support:
Maidstone Domestic Abuse Flyer
Home- Start Maidstone offer support, friendship and practical help to parents with at least one child under the age of 5. Free informal, friendly and confidential support is offered. www.home-startmaidstone.org
or telephone 01622 675879
Citizens Advice Bureau - offering free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to people on money, legal and other problems. See website for on-line advice and details of local centres www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement offer counselling and emotional and practical support to families suffering from bereavement see www.maidstonecruse.org.uk
or telephone 01622 671011
Kent's parenting guide - A guide for parents and carers of 12 - 18 years olds in Kent, covering many areas including bullying, depression, loss and bereavement and separation and divorce: http://www.clusterweb.org.uk/UserFiles/KSCB/File/Parents/Kent_UYT.pdf