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Training or support for parents of children with disabilities or special needs

  • Children, young people and families

New Horizons

New Horizons is an online resource for parents with disabled children and children with special needs who are considering options to return to work, education, training or volunteering.

New Horizons is part of the DCATCH (disabled children's access to childcare) project. CommUNITY Barnet is working in partnership with Barnet Children's Services and provides this resource for parents who are looking for new opportunities.

PP4Dan

Barnet PP4Dan is Parents-Carers Participation for Disabilities and Additional Needs Barnet. This group is run by parents, for parent-carers of children and young people with a disability and additional needs aged nought – 25 years in the London Borough of Barnet. They aim to ensure that all parent-carers are involved in making their views heard, making decisions and helping to plan for the future for families affected by disability and additional needs.

They have regular drop-in and coffee morning meetings to catch up on news concerning children, young people and their families affected by disability and additional needs in Barnet. PP4Dan also runs training courses, examples include: Training on Disability Awareness, The Disability Discrimination Act, Carers Assessments and Short Breaks.

For more information please contact Christine: email bppforum@btinternet.com or telephone: 020 8449 5251.

Barnet Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Information, Advice & Support Service

Barnet SEND Information, Advice & Support service offers free, confidential, and impartial Information, advice and support. This is for parents/carers of children with special educational needs (SEN) and or a disability and young people (over compulsory school age) with special educational needs and or a disability.

The service is available to all young people or parents/carers of children with a SEN and or disability between the ages of 0 and 25 years that live in the borough of Barnet.

Please visit the Barnet SEND Information, Advice & Support Service webpage  more information, or telephone: 020 8359 7637.

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