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Parents and carers

Use the tiles below to search the Local Offer directory for services, activities and organisations available to support parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. 

About the Local Offer

The Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families’ information about help and services that are available in Croydon. This includes information about education, health and social care as well as travel, leisure, preparing for adulthood and independent…

Getting the right benefits

You can find more information on benefits or grants you may be able to claim within the Money and benefits section of the Local Offer directory, or via by clicking the following external links: Access to work Disablity Living Allowance - Adults Disability Living…

Equipment and adaptations

Equipment and adaptations may help the child or young person to live as independently as possible in the home. Why not try AskSARA  (external link). It’s an online advice tool to help you find the right equipment and shows you where you can buy this…

Preparing for adulthood

Information and advice on helping children and young people with SEND prepare for adulthood, including managing their health, transitioning from children's to adult's services and training or getting a job.

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. 

Money and benefits

Information and advice on benefits that are available nationally and services that are available in and around Croydon. This includes who the services are suitable for, how to access them and who to contact for more information. 

Educational provision for SEND

Information and advice on the different types of educational provision available to help you find the most suitable school or educational setting depending on the needs of the child or young person with special educational needs or disability SEND.  You can also read about our SEND…

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…

Free educational software during Coronavirus pandemic

25 March 2020 Parents and schools can access educational software Clicker and Docs Plus for free during the coronavirus outbreak.  Many children do not currently have access to educational software at home, and this will be particularly important for learners who usually benefit from additional…

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