Parent and Carer Support

Being a parent of a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) can be very rewarding, but also can bring its challenges. To help you and make sure that you feel supported, within the parent support section, you will find information regarding parent carer groups where you will be able to talk to others in similar situations, local and national support available to you, short breaks, SENDIASS and volunteer parent support.


For more information, follow the links below:

- Parent and Carer support groups

- Referral and Blank Forms

- Family Information Service (FIS)

- Prediagnosed Support


- Local and National support services

- Short Breaks

- Childcare

- Children's Education Advisory Service (MoD)

- Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS):

- Safeguarding Children

- Citizens Advice York

- Bereavement

For information on helpful resources and services that may help you when someone close to you dies.

- Bullying

For more information on the different types of bullying and useful websites aimed at children, young people and parents.

- Child Maintenance

The information which Child Maintenance Options has provided is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

- Family Learning and York Learning

If you’re a mum, dad or carer of a young child, then the most important educator in that child’s life is you. 

Mums, dads and carers who are more confident and take an active interest in learning themselves act as positive role models for their children. If you want to give your child a good start, or are considering a career working in schools or childcare settings, check out the courses offered by Family Learning and the wider range of courses provided by the York Learning team.

- Online safety

The Internet is part of many people's day to day life and as parents, it's important to understand what children and young people are doing online. 

- Parenting Courses and Support

Parenting courses and other support groups.

- Relationships and sexual health

The Family Planning Association website has tips and advice on how to talk to your child about growing up, relationships and sex. 

- It's not ok - child sexual abuse and exploitation

Tackling child sexual exploitation is everyone’s responsibility.  "It's not OK" raises awareness about signs of child sexual exploitation and abuse, what to do if you suspect abuse or exploitation and and tips for talking to your children.




York Family Information Service

01904 554444