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Parent 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.


KIDS Redbridge (formerly Parent Link)  -  Additional info click here                                             

Independent Information and Support for all

Parents of children with special educational needs

Rooms 111/112

344-348 High Road


Essex IG1 1QP

Tel: 0208 551 7333                                                      



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

13 Granville Road




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.


17 Station Road

3rd Floor


Essex IG1 4DW




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                       


EPT Facebook Page:


Leading Our Lives Youth Project          

(previously known as The Afasic Youth Project)

116 Huntsman Road, Ilford, IG6 3SY

Tel: Chi Doan on 07956 411199                                             


Redbridge Dyslexia Support Group         

Tel: 0208 505 5984                    



Sycamore Trust                                                                          

(formerly PACT and Barking & Dagenham MENCAP)

Parents of Autistic Children Together

Tel: 0208 517 9317/0208 262 5330           



Special Educational Needs – Local Information Sources

Concern for Mental Health                                                         

98-100 Ilford Lane

Ilford, Essex IG1 2LD

Tel: 0208 925 2435                                                    



FIND – Families Information Direct                                                

(Formerly Children’s Information Service)

Tel: 0800 587 7500 freephone

Tel: 0208 708 8920 landline                                              



KIDS Redbridge (formerly Parent Link)                                                        

Independent Information and Support for all

Parents of children with special educational needs

Rooms 111/112

344-348 High Road


Essex IG1 1QP

Tel: 0208 551 7333                                                      



Redbridge Carers Support Service                                         

12 Clements Court

Clements Lane

Ilford IG1 2QY                                                                                 

Tel: 0208 514 6251



Redbridge Connexions Service

Broadway Chambers, 1 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 4DU

Tel: 0208 514 9567                                             



Redbridge Forum (for people with learning             

(disabilities and their carers)

98-100 Ilford Lane

Ilford, Essex IG1 2LD      

Tel: 0208 478 7571                                              


Redbridge SEN & Inclusion Services                                                      

CRC Ray Lodge

91 Ray Lodge Road

Woodford Green

Essex IG8 7PG

Tel: 0208 708 8216                                                     



Education Helplines

ACE Education Advice                                                               

Advice Line: 0300 0115 142

Mon-Weds 10am – 1pm term time only                          



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



City Matrix School Exclusion Project      

Tel: 0207 040 3309