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Support and Advice

Here you can find the support and advice that is available to parents and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who live in Salford.

Your health visitor or GP may be good places to start if you have concerns. It's really important you choose someone who you already feel comfortable with.

Salford has a team of dedicated SEND specialist teachers and psychologists who are keen to support you with your learning at home challenges. If your child is not currently in school and you’re struggling to get them to do their school work, or if you need some support or advice on managing their SEND needs you can email the team at and one of the specialists will get back to you. They can also signpost you to other professionals who can help you or answer your questions.

If your child is struggling to attend school you can find out about the Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) support pathway

Kooth also provides free online counselling for children and young people aged 11-18 in the Salford area and offers a variety of resources, including:

  • A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
  • Chat forums with other young people
  • Crisis information
  • Self-help resources

Options Autism have created a series of help sheets offering advice and guidance for parents and carers who look after children, young people and adults with autism.

Sunshine Support are running a series of training sessions for parents.

Mentally Healthy schools: Children’s Mental Health Week toolkit includes resources for children, staff and parents. To access: toolkit

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Please read the SEND newsletter (on the right hand side of the screen) with up to date information and links surrounding the coronavirus.