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Support in the Local Area - Greenwich

Support for Parents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich 

"As a parent of a SEND child, I understand the challenges and rewards that can come with this. There can be times when I feel overwhelmed, isolated, and even ashamed. But I have also found that seeking support from other parents and professionals to be invaluable, helping me advocate for my child and diminish any feelings of shame or alienation.”  - Compass parent


The Greenwich Community Directory 

Royal Borough of Greenwich Local Offer 


A directory with information about services available in Greenwich to support children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and their families. 

Key Support Services & Resources 

Children’s Centres & Family Hubs 


Family Hubs are a ‘one-stop-shop’ for children and young people aged 0-19 (0-25 with additional needs) and their families and are a new way of bringing together all the support you may need as a family from pregnancy through to young people turning 19 (or 25 if they have a disability). 

Homestart Greenwich (0-5 years) 

Homestart offers quality family support services designed to meet the needs of parents and carers of children aged 0-5 that live in our local community. They place an emphasis on outreach services and visit families in the home if they do not feel ready to come to children’s centres. They work with partners so that parents and children can access a wide range of support depending on the issues they may be experiencing. 

Greenwich Downs Group 

Support group for families led by parents of children with Down's Syndrome. Informal group meetings, newsletter, fun days, fundraisers and other social events. 

Greenwich Mencap  

Greenwich Mencap offer a regular virtual Thursday Parent Meet up. They provide a range of resources to support families and provide information to develop positive relationships within your home.  

Greenlights Project 

The Greenlights Project is a free support service for families who are experiencing behavioural issues with a child with additional needs. 

Greenwich Parent Carer Participation Forum 

The forum brings together parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities up to the age of 25 living in Greenwich. 

Virtual School Greenwich 

The Virtual School provides a wide range of support, information, advice and training for schools, social workers, carers and other professionals focused firmly on improving the outcomes for our children and young persons in care." 

Early Years SEND team  


A range of activity sheets and short videos to support development of listening and communication skills in young children 

Children & Young people and Autism: a video series for families | Greenwich Community Directory 

A video series that provides information to help parents/carers understand autism and develop tools and strategies to support their children at home.  

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A helpful guide to children and young people’s mental health and services that can support in the local area. 


Our parents recommend 

A range of resources recommended by parents of children with SEND in our schools 

The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting:  Strategies and Solutions - Sarah Naish 


Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties, or who experienced childhood trauma. This book provides everything you need to know in order to be able to effectively therapeutically parent. 

We Are Family 


We Are Family is a peer support community by adopters, for adopters. We’re there for parents throughout their adoption journey.