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Useful Links

Here are some useful links – events that your children may be interested in attending, and resources to support you as parents.

As well as the local NetMums site, take a look at TheBigProject, a great directory of resources for parents.

Family Entertainment and Sporting Events in the Community

Chelsea Football Club Football Project Use link to contact Chelsea Football for their inclusion programme
Disability Challengers “Serious about fun for all disabled children and young people”
Head2Head Theatre Inclusive and accessible theatre – take a look at the activities they offer to children and their carers
Mole Valley Inclusive Sport At Dorking Sports Centre and Leatherhead Leisure Centre
PHAB Lots of activities for 8-16 year olds – you don’t need to live in Epsom & Ewell, you just need to be able to get to the club
Polka Theatre Polka Theatre’s Schools Touring Company
Redhill Youth Club (managed by Raven Housing Trust) Their current activities by area can be found here; they are also looking for adult volunteers
Star Theatre Arts Part-time theatre school for children with learning difficulties, based at Chessington Community College, 07986 218023 or email info@startheatrearts.com
YMCA East Surrey YMCA East Surrey’s fun and friendly after-school, weekend and school holiday scheme for 13-16 year olds with disabilities and complex needs
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Support Resources for Families

Carer Support Mole Valley An information, advice and training service for unpaid carers in the local area, supports families with children under 18 with a disablility
Family Voice Surrey A strong voice for parents and carers of children and young people with SEN and disabilities.
Netmums “It’s like an “invisible” circle of friends… always there when you need them for advice, support or information.”
Family Information Service Surrey County Council resource – details of local services as well as Surrey wide services
The Parent Handbook Surrey County Council resource – The Parent Handbook is a useful reference book for Surrey families available to download if required
Surrey Parent Partnership Surrey County Council resource – the Parent Partnership supports parents of children with special education needs. Uses the name Surrey SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SSIASS)
Schools and Learning Surrey County Council resource – the Schools and Learning area links to education and special education information and resources
The National Autistic Society Information and support for people with autism and their families
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E-Safety Resources for Families

Childnet International Site provides advice for parents and carers, teachers and children on how to make the Internet a safe place for children; it has games to educate younger children, tips for older children and an abundance of advice for parents.
Follow the link to the resource page where there are many guides and tips to help keep children safe online and has sections for all age groups
Digital Parenting Magazine Free annual magazine from Vodafone and Parent Zone website that covers all aspects of e-safety, can be read online or downloaded, currently 5 issues
Internet Matters Advice for parents and carers, based on a child’s age and by topic of interest/concern: social networking, buying the first mobile phone, online gaming, cyber bullying, etc
NSPCC Net Aware NSPCC have recently updated their Net Aware resource with parents guides to some of the most popular games and apps available including Snapchat, Pokémon Go, Minecraft
NSPCC Share Aware NSPCC advice on being Share Aware
Parentzone Game pages for parents Parentzone have an area on their website where parents can look at e-safety issues for popular games and apps
Thinkuknow Games, videos and resources for a variety of age groups to educate children on e-safety, as well as resources for parents
UK Safer Internet Centre An advice centre for parents and carers in partnership with Childnet International (above), provides advice and resources for both primary and secondary aged children