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Educational psychology

5. Useful links

Professional Bodies

Advice for parents (this list is not exhaustive)

  • Advisory Centre for Education  - The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is a national charity that provides advice and information to parents and carers on a wide range of school based issues including exclusion, admissions, special education needs, bullying and attendance.
  • Bereavement  http://www.childbereavement.org.uk/ http://www.winstonswish.org.uk/
  • Contact a Family  - UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children.
  • British Dyslexia Association - UK national organization, offering a wide range of information for parents, dyslexic adults and teachers,
  • Council  for Disabled Children
    The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to other UK nations. CDC is working with the Government on the reforms to children and young people  with SEND proposed in the Children and Families Bill
    Local Offer (Buckinghamshire)
  • The ‘Local Offer’ is part of the Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms proposed within the Children and Families Bill.  
  • Downs Syndrome Association - providing advice, information and support  to parents and professionals for children and young people with Down Syndrome
  • Family Information Service  Information to help families in Buckinghamshire 
  • Early Support ensures that service delivery is child, young person and family centred. It focuses on enabling services and practitioners to work in partnership. 
  • I-Can - The charity that supports children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
  • Mencap - The charity that supports people with learning disability.
  • National Autistic Society - The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.
  • National Children's Bureau: Home | UK children's charity  NCB is the leading national children's charity which supports children, young people and families and those who work with them.
  • RNIB - Charity supporting blind and partially sighted .
  • Action on Hearing Loss - Charity supporting deaf and hearing impaired.
  • Scope - Scope is a UK disability charity that supports disabled people and their families in England and Wales.

Advice for Children and Young People

  • Childline - Free advice for any problem children and young people have with bullying, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence, self harm, sex and pregnancy.
  • Kidscape  - Committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse.

Advice for teachers, schools and settings

  • http://www.education.gov.uk/lamb/   Advanced e-training materials for teachers for autism, dyslexia, language and communication, emotional and social difficulties, moderate learning difficulties.
  • Inclusion Press  - Inclusion Press creates person centred resource materials for training events, public schools, high schools, community colleges, universities, human service agencies, health organizations, government agencies, families, First Nations organizations - nationally and internationally.
  • The Communication Trust is a coalition of almost 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together we support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.

  • The Dyslexia-SpLD-Trust, or the Trust, is a collaboration of voluntary and community organisations with funding from the Department for Education to provide reliable information to parents, teachers, schools and the wider sector. It acts as the important communication channel between government, leading dyslexia organisations, parents, schools, colleges, teachers and the sector.

Government departments

  • Department for Education - The purpose of the Department for Children, Schools and Families is to make this the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up.
  • Department of Health  - Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.

Safeguarding (including anti-bullying)

  • Anti Bullying Alliance  - The Alliance brings together over 50 organisations into one network with the aim of reducing bullying and creating safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
  • Anti Bullying Network  - Following objectives: to support anti-bullying work in schools; to operate a website providing information about bullying; to research / develop effective strategies to address the verbal, psychological and physical harassment and violence called bullying; to promote research into bullying and support work seeking to reduce bullying; and to operate an anti-bullying service which will include the provision of training, publications and consultancy services.
  • BullyingUK  - Help and advice for victims of bullying their parents and school.
  • Childline - Free advice for any problem children and young people have with bullying, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence, self harm, sex and pregnancy.
  • Kidscape  - Committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse.
  • Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board 
  • NSPCC  - National Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
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Last updated: 22 February 2018

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