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Family Support


We recognise the importance of wellbeing and ensuring that our families are supported throughout their time at Riverhead Infants’ School. We work in partnership with our families to support their child’s needs, and encourage positive home and school relationships. We encourage all families to reach out if they feel unsure, unhappy or in need of any support. Please do not hesitate to contact the Class Teacher, Mrs Emma Clarke (SENCo) or Mrs Sarah Puttock (Nurture Lead) for any further support.


We have provided a list of outside agencies that may be helpful:


We Are Beams:


Local Charity in Sevenoaks: The disabled children and young people who access our services will typically have one or more learning difficulty, complex health needs, physical or sensory impairment, challenging behaviour, Autism or severe ADHD.




 CAMHS is an NHS service that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. 


How do I get help from CAMHS?

The first step to getting help from CAMHS is to be referred for a CAMHS assessment. This referral can come from parents/carers, a teacher or GP. 


Children and young people's mental health services (CYPMHS) - NHS (



The Kent Autistic Trust:


The family support service offers advice and information for individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, carers and the people who work with them.


National Autistic Society:


Kent Resilience Hub:


Support children aged 10 – 16 years.



Place2Be is a children and young people's mental health charity with almost 30 years' experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

We provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. In addition, we also offer expert training and professional qualifications.




Mental Health, Bullying, separation and divorce etc






This is a national mentoring service that provides online emotional support for parents and carers of disabled children who are finding out about their child’s additional needs.


The Solihull Approach:


Across the UK and internationally, the Solihull Approach supports mental health and wellbeing in parents, children, schools, older adults and high stress workplaces through an evidence based model in trainings, online courses and resources.




A parenting support programme for parents and carers of children and young people aged 5-18 with an autistic spectrum disorder.



Talking Therapies:


Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help if you’re struggling with things like feelings of depression, excessive worry, social anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


Kent support Level Guidance:


Young Minds:



Free parenting courses.



The SEND Information Hub:


PIAS: PRU, Inclusion and Attendance Service


Barnardo’s Education Community:


Barnardo’s Education Community (BEC) was launched in January 2021 as part of our mental health support services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic with a focus on loss, grief, bereavement, and trauma.


Mental Health Lead resource hub: Mentally Healthy Schools



Parents Supporting Parents:,744950%20to%20join%20the%20group.


Kent Adult Education: Parenting Programme


Kent website support groups:


Bower Grove Parent Support

Our meetings are open to all parents and carers of children with special educational needs and any disability from any other school; friends and family are welcome too. Professionals are also welcome to join us. We hold regular workshops, and presentations are held on key subjects…

Telephone: 01622 726773




IASK drop-in session for parents (Maidstone)

Free, confidential and impartial advice and support about special educational needs and disabilities.

Telephone: 03000 41 3000


Age Range:

Suitable for all ages


Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, severe learning difficulty, visually impaired, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Behaviour and learning



Courses for Parents - The Princess Project

Dates and locations vary - see website or contact the office for details

We run the following courses for parents: 1) Kids Matter - informal parenting course/discussion group, for mums and dads of primary-aged children  2) CAP money- basic budgeting and financial management (mums and dads) 3) Shine- building self-esteem and a sense of purpose in women and…

Telephone:01622 230713



Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Visually impaired, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Behaviour and learning

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