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Useful Links for Parents/Carers

Local SEND Offer April May 2024

Becontree Hub (Community Centre) SEND session Information

Life Skills activities to support your children at home

Support in Barking and Dagenham

Education Health Care (EHC) Team

Provide and review Education Health and Care Plans

0208 227 2400


Community Speech and Language Team (SALT)

Provides assessment, diagnoses and therapy for children who experience communication difficulties. 

0208 522 9625


Just Say Barking and Dagenham Parent Carer Forum

An online forum for parents of children with SEND who are in local partnership with the Sycamore Trust, helping to build strong communities of support.


Sycamore Trust

Supports parents and carers with children and young people with Autism as well as providing support network meetings in both Romford and Barking. 

0208 517 9317


Heathway Centre

Provide parents and carers with information about parent support groups, family activities and programmes, as well as, courses, that run during term time and holidays.



Supporting families of children who are under 3, who have additional needs.

0208 724 8550


Carers of Barking and Dagenham

Provide a wide range of services and support for families with children with additional needs.

0208 593 4422



Provide a wide range of services and support for families with children with additional needs.

020 8215 9630


Support Nationally

National Autistic Society (NAS)

UK-based charity for people with autism (including Asperger’s Syndrome), their parents and carers. It champions the rights and interests of all people with autism and ensures that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.

020 78332299 or 0808 8004104


Family Fund

An independent organisation mainly funded by the government administrations of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Family Fund can give grants and information to families caring for a severely disabled child aged 17 or under

01904 658 085


Autism Eye

A free digital magazine subscription for parents providing information and advice.


The Abilities in US

The Abilities in Me Foundation aims to raise awareness of SEND and conditions that children may encounter. It celebrates what children CAN do, as opposed to what they can not do. It also provides families with support through forums and special events.


Clubs for Children

Purple Penguin Club

Saturday respite club based at The Vibe, Dagenham. This club is for children and young people aged 8-18 who have a disability and/or learning disability. 

07881 948799


Kids Patch Club

A weekend club run every Saturday and some selected Sundays for children and young people aged 5+ with disabilities and/or additional needs. 

0330 054 2500


Holiday Clubs/Activities

A range of activities for during the school holidays can be found on Barking and Dagenham's Local Offer.