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SEND Support

There are lots of resources for coping during this pandemic aimed at families with babies through to teenagers at the following link: Click here to view site



The Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group supporting and promoting the wellbeing challenge at the following site: Click here to see the challenge


Sunshine Support have some useful pre-recorded webinars plus some online workshops in the coming weeks such as a cuppa and chat on various dates and SEND violent child behaviour and siblings workshop on 18th June. See below for further details and to book. They work in partnership with the SEND VCB (Violent and Challenging Behaviour) project.



Please see attached the SEND Local Offer Covid-19 May 2020 Newsletter
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Parenting Special Children Covid-19 behaviour workshop
Parenting Special Children is delivering a course called 'Understanding and supporting our children’s behaviour during the COVID-19 lockdown' and it has been designed for parent/carers of children with SEND who are are showing behaviours of concern such as anger, aggression and physical harm. The aim is to explore the underlying causes of such behaviours and provide practical positive strategies for reducing stress and creating a calm environment. The course is free to all parent/carers living in Berkshire or who have a child who attends a school in Berkshire.

More details are on the attached flyer.

Another course starts on the 11th May.
COVID-19 lockdown behaviour workshops (2[...]
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SEND Local Offer Covid-19 Newsletter
The Family Information Service/SEND Local Offer for Reading want to make sure that our families are kept up to date on how to access services at this very difficult time. This document contains lots of information about support services, organisations offering phone and on-line services, Childcare, Home Education and Activities and Wellbeing
Covid-19 Newsletter.pdf
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Ideas for SEN during Covid 19
Ideas for SEN during Covid 19.pdf
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The Reading Family Information Service (FIS) are working hard to keep information up to date.  Many of our voluntary and community sector partners have adapted how they work and continue to provide services to children, young people and families.  FIS also has information for Key Workers.


Tel: 0118 9373777 (Option 2) (73777)

Family Information Service - Facebook -


Remember, if you, or someone you know is in need of extra support, with shopping or medication call the Borough Council helpline 0808 1894325 (freephone) from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday.


Reading’s Local Offer Team are still working. Look on their  website or contact them for specific advice at


Contact, the national charity for families of children with additional needs, have put together some resources for keeping children with additional needs entertained:


Chatterpack was set up by a mother and daughter with ADHD and has lots of good resources for occupying children with SEND


Advice about going out for exercise with a child with additional needs during this pandemic can be found here:


Parenting Special Children are not offering face to face support but are available for telephone advice:
·         Helpline and Diagnosis Support Service  will remain open on reduced hours over the Easter break. Email: or ring 0118 9863532. Please leave a message and they will get back to you as soon as they can.
  • Trauma and Attachment Service Please Email: or ring 07557 102623
  • Sleep Service Email: or join our dedicated Facebook page. They are working on a pre-recorded video for children and young people to watch, to learn all about why sleep is important and how to get more! This will be available after the Easter break.
  • Community Support Groups Email: or ring 07810 689679. Please leave a message and PSC will get back to you as soon as possible.




Autism Little Learners - Guidance for those with children who have Autism, as well as a clear social story about why we are staying at home.

National Autistic Society - Click here for useful links and resources from the National Autistic Society during Coronavirus

Speech and Language Activities Speech and Language Info

Dingley's Promise Support
Dingley’s Promise have a telephone helpline and online coffee mornings for parents of children under 5 with additional needs. Flyer attached.
Dingley's Promise Support.pdf
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Nursery School

Tel: 0118 937 5577



Waterside Day Care

Tel: 0118 937 5677



Postal Address

82 Lyndhurst Road



RG30 6UB