SEND Local Offer for Kingston and Richmond
This is a website containing information about services and support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and their families, in Kingston and Richmond. www.kr.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer
If you don’t live in Kingston or Richmond, your home local authority will have a Local Offer on their council website.
SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS)
The Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) in Kingston and Richmond offers advice and support across a wide range of subjects. This may include help with personal budgets and how to use the Local Offer plus:
· support with understanding reports and letters, attending meetings and preparing for assessments and reviews
· information and signposting to support services in your area
· support with Transition and Preparing for Adulthood
· support with and signposting to mediation
· advice and support on benefits
Phone: 020 3793 9596
Kingston and Richmond SEND Register
All local authorities must have a record or register of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in their area. If you live in either Kingston or Richmond, we encourage anyone whose family includes a child or young person with SEND to register. Everyone on the register will benefit from:
· Information about support, services, activities and events
· Information aimed at young people with disabilities
· Opportunities to have your say about the services that are important to you
· The knowledge that your anonymous statistical data is helping us to plan and improve services
To find out more or to register follow https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/social-care/special-educational-needs-and-disability-register
Kingston Parent Carer Forum
Kingston PCF is made up of local parents and carers who work to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities and their needs are heard and understood by local services and decision makers. Part of a national network we try to ensure by feeding in the experiences and needs of Kingston parents and carers who have children with additional needs and disabilities, better, more relevant and responsive services will follow. As local SEND parents ourselves we bring a wealth of different experiences of helping our own children and young people through life.
Phone: 07930 212743
Richmond Parent Carer Forum
Richmond Parent Carer Forum (PCF) is an independent group run by parents for parents or carers of children/young people (aged 0 – 25 years) who have any form of special educational need or disability. Your child does not need an official diagnosis for you to become a member and we support families of children with any type of additional need including learning difficulties like dyslexia.
We receive funding from the Department for Education and our purpose is to ensure that the voices of parents, children and young people are heard in the planning and implementation of SEND services in Richmond. We can also help you to access services and provide valuable peer support, connecting you with other parents who understand the special joys and challenges of raising a family with additional needs.