Parents and Carers
Caring for a child or young person with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) can bring additional responsibilities. There are many places where parents and carers including young carers and siblings can get help and support in the local area.
How to search for information:
- Use the purple 'view all services' box on the right to see all services and information for parents and carers and then filter your results by location etc or
- Use the 'search for specific information' toolbar at the top of the page and enter a keyword.
- or click on one of the quick links below.
Quick links to service listings and advice and guidance
- Parent support groups, training and courses offered through a number of local voluntary groups and national organisations.
- Impartial advice provided by the Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Service for Windsor and Maidenhead. You can also find information here about the Independent Support programme.
- The Parents Share group, an informal group to meet other parents and carers and share experiences.
- Parent forums to shape local services such as Windsor and Maidenhead's Parent Carer Council, Healthwatch and consultation forums for parents through the Children and Young People Disability Service.
- Short Break services which include the wider family including parents and siblings such as Saturday Club and family activities provided by the Children and Young People Disability Service.
- Financial support and discounts for parents and carers.
- Support for carers including carers' assessments
- Support for carers of all ages offered through the Signal service.
- Advice and support and leisure activities for siblings/young carers.
- The Care Act 2014 and its implications for carers.
- The Disabled Children's Register which helps us identify needs and plan local services for children and young people with disabilities.