Parent CarersParent Carers provide or intend to provide support to a child under the age of 25 who has a disability and/or additional needs.

The Carers’ Support Service works with Parent Carers, enabling them to:

Parent Carers are able to access all support provided by the Carers’ Support Service. Please click or tap the links above to find out more about the support we provide. Information about other support can be found by using the navigation menu on the left of this page.

 

Carer Peer Support Groups

Carer Peer Support Groups can offer the empathetic support that only another Carer can give. There are a number of groups that focus on Parent Carers.

Coffee & Chat Parent Peer Support Group

ASD & ADHD Parent Peer Support Group

Check our Events Page for meeting times and venues. For more information, please contact the Carers’ Support Service on 01652 650585 or info@carerssupportcentre.com.

See below for Carer Peer Support Groups which are organised by other organisations in North Lincolnshire.

Brigg Autism Parent Support Group

Brigg & Scunthorpe Down’s Syndrome Support Group

Isle Autism Parent Support Group

Siblings Group

For brothers and sisters (aged 8-15yrs) of a child with a disability or additional needs, the SIBS Group aims to educate through fun, discussion and give knowledge about their siblings needs, how to cope and the support available to them. Please call us on 01652 650585 for more information.

Useful Websites

North Lincolnshire Parent Involvement Partnership (PIP)

www.northlincspipforum.co.uk

The PIP is a forum for the views of parents and Carers of disabled children, those with special needs and young families. It is made up of parents and Carers who know on a practical daily basis just how difficult caring for a child can be.

SENDIASS – Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service

https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/schools-libraries-and-learning/special-educational-needs-and-children-with-disabilities/sendiass/

SENDIASS (formerly known as the Parent Partnership Service) provides a free, impartial and confidential service to parents and Carers of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. It also supports children and young people with SEND.

The SEND Local Offer

www.northlincslocaloffer.com

The SEND Local Offer in North Lincolnshire aims to provide you with the information you may need, or want to know, about resources, services, support, activities and events for North Lincolnshire’s children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families.

Family Information Service

https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/people-health-and-care/family-information-service/

The Family Information Service provides free, impartial information and advice to families in North Lincolnshire. It aims to provide an efficient, accessible information service to support parents, Carers and families in North Lincolnshire. It has a wide range of information for children and young people aged 0 to 20 and their families.

Children’s Centres

www.northlincs.gov.uk

The Children’s Centres in North Lincolnshire provide a range of services and support for families with children of all ages – from unborn baby to teenager. See What’s On at your local Centre.

Parent Training Spring 2019

Contact

www.contact.org.uk

Contact supports families with the best possible guidance and information. It brings families together to support each other, and helps families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

Cerebra Toolkit

w3.cerebra.org.uk/help-and-information/guides-for-parents/problem-solving-toolkit

A toolkit is available from Cerebra which aims to support disabled people and Carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. This toolkit aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them.

Family and Childcare Trust

www.familyandchildcaretrust.org

The Family and Childcare Trust works to make the UK a better place for families, focusing on childcare and the early years to make a difference to families’ lives now and in the long term.

Council for Disabled Children

www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/resources-and-help/im-parent

An online library of resources that you can access to find out more about disability policy and practice which includes a selection of materials specifically written with parents in mind.

Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook. 2nd Edition

www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/disabled-children-legal-handbook-2nd-edition

An authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales.

SEND Code of Practice

www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014.

The Care Act 2014

www.scie.org.uk/care-act-2014

Preparing for Adulthood & Children and Families Act

www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk

The Preparing for Adulthood programme provides expertise and support to local authorities and their partners to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years. The site also contains a useful fact sheet on the Children and Families Act.