Support Information

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Parent Partnership Service

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Parent Partnership Service supports parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities living in two local authority areas – you can contact them if you live in Nottingham City or anywhere within the county of Nottinghamshire.  You can also contact them if you are about to move into either of these areas.

Nottinghamshire Parent Carer Forum (NottsPCF)

Nottinghamshire Parent Carer Forum (Notts PCF) is an independent parent carer led organisation run by volunteers who represent the views, experiences and ideas of families that live or access services in Nottinghamshire and have a child or young person with an additional need and/or a disability.

Child Sexual Exploitation

Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.

The numbers of children we are aware of as being either at risk of, or actually being, sexually exploited, are relatively small. However, we do want to be proactive in helping parents and carers to be aware of the risks that their children may meet, either face to face or through social media and the internet. I wish to alert you to a free on-line learning course which has been designed specifically for parents and carers by a national charity called Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) .  I would encourage you to complete their short introduction to the issue.

The material itself is brief, easy to navigate, and is not graphic in any way.  It sensitively provides information about the warning signs of CSE, and also gives information on what to do if you are concerned about your child, or indeed any child.  The ultimate aim is to prevent children being exploited, or for adults to recognise at an early stage that there is a potential problem.  The information also gives ideas about who can help in the event of a concern.

If you are concerned that your child is at risk of being sexually exploited then you can contact Children’s Social Care at the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 500 80 90. In an emergency you can of course contact the Police.  You are also able to discuss your child with a member of staff at school if you have any worries.

Family Footings

Family Footings is a service designed to facilitate real partnership working and co-production for families of children with additional needs.


Drug and or Alcohol misuse may be happening in your home or affecting someone close to you. You may feel alone, unable to cope, frightened, angry or confused. However you are not to blame. Families are often crucial to recovery and Hetty’s can offer you strength to feel you can cope better.
Phone 08000 850941

The Community Coaching Company

Local support for parents of children with additional needs. Runs courses at Derrymount School.

Children’s Development Centre Information Service

Enquiry and library service providing resources which are available for loan, about: disabling conditions including those that are very rare, support groups and services, schools and education, sport, play and leisure, financial support, bereavement, health and social care services, and many other issues.
Phone 0115 8831157

The National Autistic Society

Providing information, support and pioneering services, and campaigning for a better world for autistic people.
Helpline: 0808 800 4104

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.
Phone 01799 582 030

Contact – For families with disabled children

Supporting families with the best possible guidance and information. Bringing families together to support each other. Helping families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
Phone 0808 808 3555

Autism East Midlands

Autism East Midlands was started on the initiative of a group of parents in 1968. Today they are still led by the parents and friends of people with autism. Autism is a complex, life-long disability which affects the development of communication, social and life skills.
They provide help and support to families and individuals affected by autism from across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, surrounding counties and beyond.
Phone 01909 506678

National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults.
Helpline: 0808 808 1001

Ask Iris

The IRIS Project is a one-stop shop offering information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities based in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Phone 07827 938966

Rainbow Parent Carers Forum

A parent/carer led organisation whose mission is to ‘Support and Empower Families to be Heard and Achieve Better Outcomes’. They have members from both Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.
Phone 0115 9348451

Pathological Demand Avoidance Society

The organisation was first established in 1997 by parents of children with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), an autism spectrum condition. The PDA Society is run by a small board of trustees who are all parents of children with PDA. They provide information, support and training for parents, carers, teachers and individuals with PDA.

Young Minds

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

Derrymount School