Useful Links

Gloucestershire County Council

GlosFamilies Directory – another useful source of a wide range of  information

Useful Links including Safeguarding

Useful Safeguarding Links:-

UK Safer Internet Centre – tips advice and resources to help children have a safe and positive time online

NSPCC Share Aware – resources for parents and teachers

Net Aware – Up to date guidance on Social Media sites and Apps

CEOP – (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) – Reporting and recording concerns

Thinkuknow – CEOP website for pupils – games and activities to promote online safety 

Childline – Information and advice service for children and young people 

Pace – Parents against child exploitation

Safety Net Kids – looking at things that make children feel unsafe and working on them themselves

What’s on Your Mind – A Gloucestershire website which provides a range of information, including bullying and signposts where to go for help

Other Useful Links:-

Merlin’sMagic Wand– believe in putting the magic back into the lives of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged  

EducateAgainst Hate GloucestershireParent Carers Council – was set up by parents of children with disabilities to promote good practice, identify a need and inform the planning process and ensure there are services to support all children with 

CarersGloucestershire – offer information, support, advice and advocacy to all Carers in Gloucestershire. 



Movingon up – For young people from minority ethnic communities to find out about  This website is especially for young people with a learning disability and their supporters and families. Although it is especially for people from minority communities with a learning disability, any young person at the transition stage may find it helpful.

TheNational Bureau for Students with Disabilities – promoting equality in education, training and employment for disabled people 

TheNational Autistic Society

TheNational Autistic Society – Gloucestershire

TheDowns Syndrome Organisation UK

TheFragile X Society UK


Symbol resources from Writing with Symbols

Information about TEACCH written by its founders

Website of UK division of PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

USwebsite for PECS (appears to have more info than UK site)

Gloucestershire Total Communication

Contact a Family – a UK charity providing support, advise and info for families with disabled children

NCBCouncil for Disabled Children – provides a national forum for discussion relating to support for SEN 

Deptfor Education – information including government guidance and strategy

Deptof Health – information about strategy, policy, guidance and publications

DirectGov – information about public services all in one  DLA and Carers Allowance forms to download 

Equalityand Human Rights Commission – advice to disabled people, employers and service providers 

InControl – information on self-directed support and personal budgets

Mencap– provide a range of information and support for people with learning disabilities and their families 

WorkingFamilies – is the UK’s leading worklife balance  We help children, working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work.

ParentlinePlus – the leading national charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children 

ParentPartnership Network – an information and advice service for parents or young people

RoyalNational Institute for the Blind

Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind

RoyalNational Institute for the Deaf

Scope– provides information and advice about cerebral palsy

TheKey – with useful links for families in Gloucester

NationalAssociation of Family Information Services

BettridgeSchool – Gloucestershire Special School for children aged 2-19

BelmontSchool – a special school for boys and girls with moderate learning difficulties and additional special educational needs, based 

Milestone– the school provides for approximately 280 children with a wide range of special educational needs, based in Gloucestershire

CHM– work with a range of schools providing both support and opportunities for collaboration

AldermanKnight School – a special school for children aged 4 to 16 with moderate and additional learning difficulties, complex needs and autistic spectrum Disorders [ASD]

JamesHopkins Trust – a charity which provides practical help for severely disabled, life threatened and life limited young children with nursingneeds, aged 5 yrs and under, living in

HopSkip and Jump Centre – a play and support Centre for children with a life-threatening illness, or special needs, and their

Think U Know – all about E-safety

Widgit– Go Talk grid templates

VCU– for schedules