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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

Mole Valley Inclusive Sport At Dorking Sports Centre and Leatherhead Leisure Centre
Royal Opera House ROH’s programme for families
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
Polka Theatre Polka Theatre’s Schools Touring Company
Shakespeare Schools Festival Bringing Shakespeare into the classroom
Special Olympics Surrey Providing year-round sports training and competition
Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre Activities for children
Variety The children’s charity: the website lists events in the coming year in London and the South East
P&G Surrey Youth Games Register at the website by March 27th for the 2015 games June 20th-21st
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

Chelsea Football Club Football Project Free sessions on Friday 4-5 pm in Dorking, girls and boys, all ability levels
Surrey Cricket Board Lively events programme
Haslemere Hockey Club Open to all abilities and all ages
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
Redhill Youth Club (managed by Raven Housing Trust) Their current activities by area can be found here; they are also looking for adult volunteers
Dramatize Our mission is to show society that as actors with learning disabilities we are equal to able-bodied performers
Star Theatre Arts Part-time theatre school for children with learning difficulties, based at Chessington Community College, 07986 218023/info@startheatrearts.com
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Support Resources for Families

National Autistic Society Information and support for people with autism and their families.
Netmums “It’s like an “invisible” circle of friends… always there when you need them for advice, support or information.”
Family Information Service
Parents’ Pages magazine
The Parent Handbook
Surrey Parent Partnership
Schools and Learning
Surrey County Council resources (The Parent Handbook is a useful reference book for Surrey families; the Parent Partnership supports parents of children with special education needs; the Schools and Learning area links to education and special education information and resources).
Carer Support Mole Valley Funded by Surrey County Council and Surrey NHS.
Family Voice Surrey A strong voice for parents and carers of children and young people with SEN and disabilities.
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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
Digital Dangers Report Barnardo’s and Marie Collins Foundation have recently published a report on ‘The impact of technology on sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people
NSPCC Net Aware NSPCC have recently updated their Net Aware resource with parents guides to the top 50 games and is now available as a free mobile app for iPhone and Android
Parentzone Game pages for parents Parentzone have an area on their website where parents can look at e-safety issues for popular games
Minecraft Guide for Parents Parentzone have published a parents guide to the popular game Minecraft
NSPCC Short Film NSPCC short film about being Share Aware
NSPCC Share Aware NSPCC advice on being Share Aware
NSPCC Talking about online safety NSPCC advice how to talk to your child about staying safe online
BBC Webwise BBC Webwise
Parent Info ParentInfo is a regularly updated and free feed of information, advice and sources of support that schools can deliver to parents and carers – a pipeline of information they can integrate seamlessly into their own websites and use in other formats.
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)
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
Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum Three lessons from Google’s security team in partnership with child safety experts at iKeepSafe:
– checking credibility of websites
– managing your digital footprint
– how to identify online tricks and scams