Hatton School & Special Needs Centre

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Roding Lane South
Woodford Green
Essex IG8 8EU


020 8551 4131

Hatton School & Special Needs Centre

Hatton School: Lighting the fire of curiosity in the mind of every pupil.

  1. Families
  2. Family Support Groups

Family Support Groups

Please see below to find out about a number of groups outside of Hatton School that may be of help and Support.


Special Educational Needs – Local Support Groups

STAAR-Supporting Together Autism & Aspergers In Rebdridge.

This is a group run by parents for parents of children who are on the autistic spectrum, who may be on the spectrum but are not yet diagnosed or who have other similar similar social, communication and behavioural issues. This is their website. www.staar-redbridge.org.uk


KIDS Redbridge (formerly Parent Link)                                          


Independent Information and Support for all

Parents of children with special educational needs

Tel: 0208 551 7333                                                      

Email: kidsredbridge@kids.org.uk


Barnado’s Indigo Project

For families who have a child/young person with disabilities. This is a whole family service, everyone is welcome:- Mum, Dad, Child with disabilities, Siblings, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Carers. Its an opportunity to get together, share information, use Indigo’s play facilities, get support from staff and discuss issues you may have around your child with disabilities.

Barnado's Indigo Project

For further information contact Ashley Butcher / Donna Wiggins at the Indigo Service on 020 8554 2888


Redbridge Carers Support Service

Offers advice and support to parents caring for a child or young person with a disability. They offer a range of services including a phone line, drop in sessions and pampering sessions.







Attention Deficit Disorders Uniting Parents

Tel: 01708 454040                      



Empowering Parents Together (EPT (formerly Interface)

Mildmay Community Options, 69 Albert Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1HP

Tel: 07985 726 088                       

Email: empoweringparentstogether@gmail.com

EPT Facebook Page:      https://www.facebook.com/empoweringparentstogether


Leading Our Lives Youth Project                  


(previously known as The Afasic Youth Project)

Tel: Chi Doan on 07956 411199                                             


Redbridge Dyslexia Support Group                 


Tel: 0208 505 5984                    

Email: info@redbridge-dyslexiasupportgroup.org.uk


Sycamore Trust                                                                                  


(formerly PACT and Barking & Dagenham MENCAP)

Parents of Autistic Children Together

Tel: 0208 517 9317/0208 262 5330           

Email: enquiries@sycamoretrust.org.uk


Special Educational Needs – Local Information Sources

Concern for Mental Health                                                                 



Tel: 0208 925 2435                                                    

Email: info@redbridgeconcern.org


FIND – Families Information Direct                                          


(Formerly Children’s Information Service)

Tel: 0800 587 7500 freephone

Tel: 0208 708 8920 landline                                              

Email: find@redbridge.gov.uk


KIDS Redbridge (formerly Parent Link)                                                      


Independent Information and Support for all

Parents of children with special educational needs


Tel: 0208 551 7333                                                      

Email: kidsredbridge@kids.org.uk


Redbridge Carers Support Service                                                 


Tel: 0208 514 6251

Email: office@rcss.org.uk


Redbridge Connexions Service

Tel: 0208 514 9567                                             

Email: Dave.Moreton@Prospects.co.uk


Redbridge Forum (for people with learning                    


(disabilities and their carers)  

Tel: 0208 478 7571                                                      



Redbridge SEN & Inclusion Services                                


CRC Ray Lodge


Tel: 0208 708 8216                                                     

Email: senteam@redbridge.gov.uk


Education Helplines

ACE Education Advice                                                                       


Advice Line: 0300 0115 142

Mon-Weds 10am – 1pm term time only                          

Email: enquiries@ace-ed.org.uk


Contact a Family                                                                                  


Tel: 0808 808 3555


Coram Children’s Legal Centre                              


Tel: 0808 802 0008  Child Law Advice Line

        0345 345 4345  Civil Legal Advice Line




(Independent Panel for Special Education Advice)

Tel: 0800 018 4016      Advice Line

        0845 602 9579     Tribunal Appeals only


Network 81                                                                                   


(National Network of parents of children with special educational needs)

Helpline 0845 077 4055                                                



School Exclusions Support

BPP School Exclusions Project  


Email: schoolexclusions@my.bpp.com


City Matrix School Exclusion Project              


Tel: 0207 040 3309