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Health Services for children and young people with SEN or disabilities

Here in Salford, the hospital, GPs, the council and other health providers are all working together to provide the best possible healthcare for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  The majority of our work is delivered in community based settings and in hospital.

This section gives you information about the services available and tells you how you can get help from them. Simply click on the relevant links on the left.

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Useful Coronavirus information

  • There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so the Children’s Commissioner has created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.    For information or to download the guide visit: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/
  • CAMHS have created the following website: www.camhs-resources.co.uk/ for young people, carers and professionals bringing together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support mental health and well-being. 

    Salford CAMHS will continue to offer a service to young people and their families throughout the pandemic are continuing to accept referrals ensuring young people’s mental health needs are supported.

    The way you access the service may be a little bit different with some appointments being done by  video link, and in some cases where needed and safe to do, we may offer face to face therapeutic treatments.  Please note that the safety of our patients and our staff here at Salford CAMHS is paramount.

    To speak to Salford CAMHS for advice and queries Tel: 0161 518 5400 / email: cmm-tr.Salford-CAMHS@nhs.net (Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm)

    For more information on the Salford CAMHs service please visit our website: www.cmft.nhs.uk

  • Kooth provides free online counselling for children and young people aged 11-18 in the Salford area.

  • Spirit of Salford Helpline 0800 952 1000, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday, 9am to 1pm (Salford City Council)
  • Anti-Baddies - helpes to explain coronavirus to children (see downloads on the right hand side of the screen)
  • Resources for families/carers and workers to use with people with learning disabilities through the coronavirus restrictions (see downloads on the right hand side of the screen)
  • Self-Harm Resources - The Manchester Self-harm Project (MaSH Project) have put together a range of links to information on different aspects of care for people who self-harm, such as national clinical guidelines, peer reviewed journal publications, and guides, including:  

    • Coping with self-harm: a guide for parents and carers - click here to access
    • Young people who self-harm: a guide for school staff - click here to access

Home schooling children with SEND

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 lssgeneric@salford.gov.uk 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.

https://www.salford.gov.uk/people-communities-and-local-information/coronavirus/information-and-resources-for-parents-and-carers-looking-after-babies-and-children/