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Springwell's Sea Safety Guide - drowning prevention week

Youth Options

Youth Options are offering outdoor based childcare for Keyworkers during February half term at our

Forest School sites at Itchen Valley Country Park.

SENDIASS Training Programme for Parents & carers:

SENDIASS Training for parents and carers

Phone Service for dealing with challenging behaviour:


Help, Support & Advice 

Covid-19 Outbreak:


The See, Hear, Respond Partnership has been created specifically to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during coronavirus, by providing support to those who are not being seen by schools or other key agencies. There is no minimum threshold for referral. We will support children from pre-birth up to 18 years of age and those with special educational needs under the age of 25.

See, Hear, Respond will contact every referral made to us, so no child gets missed.  We’ll then find a partner best placed to support the most isolated and at risk children in your area. They’ll get help in one or more of four ways:

  • an online hub of support and information,
  • online counselling and therapy 
  • face-to-face support for those most affected and at risk of some of today’s most pertinent issues, such as criminal exploitation, and
  • helping children and young people reintegrate back into school.

Local Support:




Click the image above to go through to the Council's Community Hub


Click HERE to go through to Southampton's Safeguarding Children Partnership

(local guidance and support for Southampton residents)



Government's list of resources for SEND children:


Safeguarding Training Centre


Coronavirus Mutual Aid group


Waterside Self-Isolation Support Group


Netley Abbey Community Coronavirus Support Group


Coronavirus Home School Support


Children and Families Services

023 8083 3014


Mental Health:


Helping children and young people to manage anxiety


Webinars for helping someone with Autism during coronavirus


Makton: Covid-19 Makaton Social Story


Knightsmith Mental Health: 5 tips for staying mentally well during Coronavirus video


Action for Hapiness: How to keep mentally healthy during uncertain times


Mind Heart: Supporting and reassuring children


Safe Hands Safe Minds: Covid, Anxiety and Stress Resources


Place2Be: Supporting children who may be especially vulnerable


Carers UK: Looking after your mental health during Coronavirus


Mental Health Uk: Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak


BBC: How to protect your mental health during Coronavirus


Financial advice and support from the council:


Helpful Resources:

This book is used to help children understand how to manage their emotions


Companies & Charities:






















Pre-Covid-19 External Support

Owen's Party

New group for parent/carers of Autism/ADHD children

Click HERE to find out more

Penguin Club - Active Nation

Buzz Network - For Parents and Carers of disabled children


The Buzz Network is a group for Southampton parents/carers of children with disabilities/special needs. It is open to children with any disability from ADHD to visual impairments, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. It is funded by Southampton City Council who work closely with the A-buzz parent carer forum to make sure it is meeting parents needs.


Please click HERE to find out more.

Sleep Help Institute

Researchers have found that autism can affect the body’s ability to produce melatonin at the correct times, causing autistic children and adults to experience daytime fatigue and difficulty falling asleep at night. Sensory issues in the bedroom can also make it difficult to fall asleep and sleep well throughout the night. Our guide covers these issues in detail and gives some simple, non-prescription options for getting a better night’s sleep. Please follow the link to find out more.