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The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation is a small, national charity for children and adults with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour described as challenging, and their families. The CBF supports families by: providing information about challenging behaviour offering peer support for family carers and professionals…

National Autistic Society

This is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.  The charity offers: information; and support. Visit the website for more details.

The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust is a leading charity for children with brain injury. The Trust works with children and young people from across the UK, both from their specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey and in communities around the country. 

YoungSibs

YoungSibs website for the brothers and sisters of disabled children. It is part of the Sibs website. Sibs is the UK charity for people who grow up with a disabled brother or sister. YoungSibs has information, help and a chat…

Post Permanence Support Team

The team was set up in recognition of the extremely important and often difficult task these carers have taken on, and their need at times for help and support. The team offers support, advice and information to families who are permanently caring for children other than…

Disabled Parents Helpline

Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters. DPN is run by volunteers, with a small number of paid employees. DPN…

Carers Allowance

This is a benefit for parents and carers who look after a disabled child or adult for at least 35 hours a week.  The disabled person must get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at the middle or higher rate for personal…

Child Benefit

Child Benefit is a tax-free payment that parents claim for their children.  There are separate rates payable for each child. Child Benefit payments usually stop when the child reaches 16, unless they are in education or training.  It is not paid beyond age…

Scope’s Online Community

Scope’s online community is a place for disabled people, parents and carers to share experiences and swap practical information. The community offers a unique tips section, with hundreds of practical suggestions from people with first-hand experience of disability. 

Child Support Agency

The Child Support Agency (CSA) provides advice and information on the statutory child maintenance schemes. These are legal processes that enable parents to pay towards the costs of their child(ren) if they are separated. For all children up to the age of…