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Youth offending

Young people detained in custody and released from custody   Children and young people detained in youth custody – up to age 18 The Youth Offending Service and the SEN team have a system in place to identify whether a young person being detained in…

Support and services

Information and advice on in-house services and those of our partner organisations to support children and young people with SEND and their parents/carers to achieve the best outcomes. 

Get support and advice about autism

Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.  Autism is a spectrum condition, meaning that some people are affected more significantly than others.  Autism is sometimes called Autistic…

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Advocacy

Advocacy is about supporting children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities to make sure that their rights are respected, and their views and wishes are always heard. The aim of advocacy is to make sure young people are protected and their rights…

Adult social care and services

Croydon’s adult social care service supports adults needing care and their families and carers. You can find more information on Croydon Council's website Health and social care section (external link). Alternatively, if you are over 18 years old or are a professional wanting to make…

Carer's Allowance

You may be entitled to a Carer's Allowance to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You do not need to be related to or live with the person you care for. You can find more information, check your eligibility and apply via…

Other benefits and information

There may be other benefits or grants that you can apply for. You can find more information, check your eligibility and claim for Benefits via Gov.uk (external link). There are also several organisations in and around Croydon that offer advice on benefits and managing your…

Understand the Education Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment process

EHC assessments during the coronavirus pandemic We are working to make sure that the current challenges will not delay or prevent any child who needs EHC assessment from accessing this process. Find out more What is an Education Health and  Care(EHC) needs assessment? Most children and…

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Frequently Asked Questions for parents and carers

We are committed to maintaining and supporting our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you need further information or support. These questions will be reviewed and updated regularly.  Reintegration into schools and settings For answers to your questions…

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