Useful Links

Find more SEND advice and information here

Haringey's Local Offer

The Local Offer shows parents, carers, families and young people what SEND services and support are available in the local area. Visit Haringey's Local Offer

Every local authority must have one. Here are our neighbouring boroughs' Local Offers:


SENDIASS

Haringey’s SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) are based at the Markfield Centre. If you live in Haringey, they can support you with independent and impartial information and advice about your rights and your child’s rights in relation to education.

Website: https://markfield.org.uk/sendiass/

Email: sendiass@markfield.org.uk

Helpline: 0208802 2611

(If you can't get through, please leave a message and they will get back to you.)

Don't live in Haringey? Here are the details for our neighbouring boroughs' Information, Advice and Support services:


Contact

Contact is a national charity that help families with disabled children. They provide information and advice on money, debt, benefits, cost of living, education, health, social care, and more. Information & advice | Contact

Support for restrictive eating

The Tavistock and Portman sees children and young people aged 8 to 18 who are registered with a GP in Haringey, Enfield, Islington, Barnet, and Camden

Eating difficulties and avoidant restrictive food intake disorders (ARFID) - Tavistock and Portman

Together for Short Lives

Together for Short Lives is a charity that supports families of children with terminal illnesses. They also have guidance about transitioning to adult services and have a helpline.

They offer support around energy expenses for those caring for children and young people with complex medical needs: Energy Support - Together for Short Lives

They also have a cost of living support fund which can be accessed via their helpline: Cost of Living Support Fund - Together for Short Lives

Chance UK

Chance UK is a charity that offers mentoring for children who have experienced trauma. Please note, this charity is not SEND specific.

CEA Card

The CEA card enables a disabled cinema guest (minimum age 5 years old) to receive one free ticket for someone to go with them to assist them when they visit a participating cinema. To get the free ticket, you will need to purchase a full price ticket for yourself for the same performance of the same film in the same cinema. www.ceacard.co.uk

The Card is also one way for cinemas to make sure they look after their disabled guests. If you require an adjustment to visit a cinema because of your disability, cinema staff should make them for you whether you have a CEA Card or not.

An eligibility criteria applies, but if you don't meet it but believe that as a result of your disability you still need someone to accompany you, you can contact them.

Useful info about particular aspects of SEND

A young person with autism talks about signs to look out for:

Watch Immie’s Signs to Spot Autism


Sensory processing explained:

https://www.nspcwt.org/spd

The charity WellChild has very useful resources for professionals and parents of seriously ill children. www.wellchild.org.uk

This lovely video was shared recently at an Autistic Joy event in Haringey (February 2024): Autistic teenager flies a flag every day - BBC News

The National Autistic Society ran a campaign about autistic women and non-binary people called #NowIKnow. Watch Melissa's story here: #NowIKnow - Melissa's story (youtube.com)

The Autistic Girls Network has lots of useful information

Spectrum Gaming is an autistic-led UK based charity that supports autistic young people. They provide online and face-to-face services, training, and advocacy.

Autistic Young Experts - a YouTube channel sharing young autistic experiences

Mentoring for young people with SEND

One of our members contacted us recently to ask whether we knew about any mentoring available for young people with SEND. We did a bit of digging and found the following organisations that offer mentoring to young people in Haringey:

The Transitions to Adulthood (TTA) team at Markfield

The TTA offer volunteer mentoring to young people aged 16-25. They aim to:

  • Support young people with activities relating to their transition into adulthood
  • Help develop their confidence and independence
  • Provide support to help them achieve their goals

The meetings can take place either at the Markfield Project or out in the community to achieve goals or activities chosen by you.

Telephone: 0203667 5233 | 07542590698

Email: familyadmin@markfield.org.uk | rcourtney@markfield.org.uk

AFK

AFK offer coaching and support around employability, skills and finding a job. Find out more here: https://www.afkcharity.org/

 

SAYes  Mentoring

This organisation, supported by the Greater London Authority,  offers online mentoring, one hour a week for up to 9 months: https://sayesmentoring.org/

IntoUniversity

They offer local learning centres for young people to attend. They have a team based in Tower Gardens, Haringey - IntoUniversity Haringey North - IntoUniversity

If you can recommend any others, please let us know.

SEND Power in Haringey is hosted by The Bridge Renewal Trust, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 06949568 and registered as a Charity number 1131941. Registered office Laurels Healthy Living Centre, 256 St Ann's Road, London N15 5AZ