Parents – Support


Useful Links


IPSEA is a registered charity which covers the whole of England, they provide thousands of families each year with independent information, advice and support based on the law.

The IPSEA website has hundreds of free and downloadable resources to help families get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and/or disability.


YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences they campaign, research and influence policy and practice. They also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.

Special Needs

Special Needs Jungle creates easy to understand resources, articles and information for parents and carers of children with special needs, disabilities and health conditions to better enable them to navigate the special needs system. They aim to inform, educate and empower families to self-advocate confidently, so their children get the help they need to live the best life they can.

The Together Workshops have been co-produced with families across Lancashire and South Cumbria, and are currently being held across the region. They are for anybody who supports a young person who may be at risk of mental health crisis (e.g. parents, carers, family members, support workers). The organisations delivering in each area are:

Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre – Lancashire Mind 

East Lancashire – New Era Enterprises 

West Lancashire  – The Birchwood Centre

North Lancashire/South Cumbria – Walney Community Trust

Central Lancashire – Key Youth Charity

For further information, please contact 

Parent info is a newsfeed service offering free support and advice from leading experts on digital family life.  

Link to Parent Info

Guidance and support with keeping children safe online.

Link to Thinkuknow

Information and Guidance – Corona Virus and your Children

Childline – Corona Virus

Emotional support and guidance for families

Family Line