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Useful websites for parents of send children

Below is a list of useful website links which may be of interest to you if your child has, or is suspected of having, special educational needs.



Trafford Parent Forum

Being the parent or carer of a child with special needs can be a lonely, demanding and frustrating experience. We believe it is vital that parents and carers have a voice about their child’s education, health and social care.  The Parents Forum works in partnership with parents and professionals in the key areas that affect us and our children. As well as the ‘big’ stuff, the forum also provides advice and support for parents… From a cup of coffee, the opportunity to meet other parents,  leaflets and information to invitations to  training events and conferences.

Relaxed events newsletter


There are many relaxed performances over the festive period. The above website allows parents to sign up for a relaxed events newsletter to keep you in the know.

This website is there to support families in preparing for the Festive period. This time of year, with all its changes, is really unsettling for a lot of students with additional needs. The festive season can be especially tricky for families, with heightened anxiety, but also a desire to participate in festive events as much as possible



Young Minds

Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.


British Dyslexia Association

The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.


The Ear Foundation

The Ear Foundation is the only national UK charity to support and to provide activities for deaf children and young people with cochlear implants, their families and supporting professionals.



I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.



Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.


National Autistic Society

The NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.


National Deaf Children's Society

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.


Hypermobility Syndrome Association

Hypermobility Syndrome Association provides specific information for children and their parents to help families who often just don’t know where to turn. We run specialist family programmes, where families can learn together how best to manage the many symptoms relating to hypermobility, gain confidence and ask any questions they may have.