If you are a parent of a disabled child there are many sources of support and advice available, including:
- Children with physical or sensory disability
- Befriending and advocacy
- Support organisations
- Dealing with bullying
- Young people with disabilities
- Quality and complaints
Children with physical or sensory disability
Our Physical and Sensory Support Service support the educational needs of hearing impaired, vision impaired and physically disabled children and young people of all ages at home and at school.
Sight for Surrey provides information and support for children, young people and their families, a children's recreation programme, children's registrations, including maintaining the certificate of Visual Impairment register and formal mobility and life skills assessment and training. There is also support available through sensory services for hearing and multi-sensory impairments.
Befriending and advocacy
Face to Face Surrey and Sussex offers a free and confidential befriending service, with befriending arrangements designed to be informal and flexible to suit you. They support parents of children with any type of disability or special need.
Contact offers one-to-one help to families caring for a child aged 0-19 years of age, with any kind of disability. Through its helpline it also provides information and advice on a wide range of aspects of caring for a disabled child.
Surrey Coalition of Disabled People campaigns and promotes the rights of disabled people to equality of opportunity and to live independently. Contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01483 456558.
Dealing with bullying
Contact, an organisation for families with disabled children, has a guide to dealing with bullying for parents of disabled children.
Young people with disabilities
Quality and complaints
Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) regulates and inspects services which care for children and young people and provide education and skills to those of any age. To see reports on our services visit the Ofsted inspection report site.
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England aiming to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that's in hospital, in care homes, in people's own homes, or elsewhere. The CQC can also look into concerns concerns or complaints about care homes, social care, healthcare or NHS services .