Freemantles School

Freemantles School

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Useful Links

Please note by clicking on the links below, you will be leaving the Freemantles website.

 

Surrey County Council Schools Website

Gov.UK education pages

Recommended by Parents

Word icon Click here for a list of useful information, provided by our parents for parents. 

Occupational Therapy

If you are looking for Occupational Therapy equipment for your child, some online companies offer free trials/hire of products so that families can decide if these are suitable before making a purchase. Companies also offer money-back schemes, should the products not work for you. Please see the links below for companies specialising in weighted equipment, recommended by Emma Clee who is currently carrying out OT work in school.

Sensory Direct - weighted blankets (offer a money back scheme)

Kingcraft Ltd - Protac Ball Blankets (offer 'try before you buy')

 

Other websites which may be of use:

SEND Local Offer
The online hub for 0-25 year olds with special education needs or a disability. Find services and support for yourself or someone you care for with SEND. Access a wide range of information and advice about SEND. Talk to other families online and share SEND experiences. Talk to the Local Offer team online or by phone about your SEND queries. Give your feedback on SEND services and the Local Offer Website.

Surrey Family Information Service
Read about how to stay health and safe, financial support, learning and development, mental health and wellbeing, and lots more. Or call 0300 200 1004 or email surrey.fis@surreycc.gov.uk

Surrey Directory - the most comprehensive collection of services for families in Surrey. You can also search for events.

National Autistic Society

Cherry Trees - Home from Home Respite Care

Tree Tops - Short term activity breaks centre

SymWriter Online - internet based symbol document writer, which allows you to create, save and share symbol documents online.

Totally Yours 
The Directory for the Disabled and Elderly.

SID - Social Information on Disability 
Information for families and young disabled people in Surrey.
To download a pamphlet (which contains lots of useful telephone numbers) click
here
.

Free Bus Pass Scheme for Disabled People 
From 1st April 2011 selected Surrey libraries will be the only place that you can apply for a concessionary pass (however, your existing pass is still valid).

Counselling Directory  
Counselling Directory was set up to connect those in distress with a wealth of information and the ability to search for the most suitable counsellor or psychotherapist.  

NewLife Charity  
Previously known as the Birth Defects Trust it has revised and extended its remit and now specialises in providing equipment for individuals with disabled children up to 18 years of age, regardless of how they acquired their disability.
 

Sports Club at UniSport, University of Surrey   
This sport club is for disabled children and runs every Saturday morning.  Click on the link for more details.

Contact a Family
Contact a Family is the only UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children.

Crossroads
The Crossroads service is about giving time - improving the lives of carers by giving them time to be themselves and have a break from their caring responsibilities.

Disability Challengers
Disability Challengers is a children's charity which supports 1,000 disabled children and young people in over 50 play and youth schemes every year.

Link Leisure
We support people with a learning disability to build an enhanced quality of life through sport and social activities in the community.

Children with Special Needs Foundation
The foundation was established in 1995 with a sole purpose to help children with special needs in the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire region.

Young Carers
A supportive, online community of young carers with discussion and advice from qualified youth workers.

Learning Disability Partnership Board
Valuing People is the government's plan for making the lives of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers better.

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental health problems and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire.

Partnership with Parents
This service aims to ensure that parents are able to play an informed part in any decisions about the educational provision made to meet their son or daughter's special educational needs and to build partnerships between parents, the LEA and schools.

National Youth Advocacy Service
The National Youth Advocacy Service aim "To enable children and young people to have a voice by providing independent and confidential advice, information and advocacy services".

The National Society for Epilepsy
NSE, the largest medical charity for epilepsy in the UK, provides information and support to people affected by epilepsy.

BBC - Health: Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Information on Autism and Aspergers plus links to related BBC news articles covering the conditions.