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Glue ear

Glue ear is a common childhood condition where the middle ear becomes filled with fluid. The medical term for glue ear is otitis media with effusion (OME). It's estimated that one in five children around the age of two will be affected by glue ear at any given…

Infant Feeding Cafe

Infant Feeding Café We also have an Infant Feeding Café running every Wednesday from 1.30pm to 2.10pm where parents can speak to one of our infant feeding advisors who are able to provide support and information on breastfeeding, bottle feeding, expressing, formula feeding your baby.…

Learning disabilities: help your child learn

If your child has a learning disability, there are steps you can take to help them learn. Local support services may be able to guide you along the way and help you work out how best to communicate to aid their learning. If your child…

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

What is Paediatric Occupational Therapy? Paediatric occupational Therapy uses specialist clinical skills and approaches to enable your child to achieve their maximum independence. We focus on three core occupational Therapy areas self-care (washing, eating and dressing), productivity (being able to attend nursery, school or college)…

Private Fostering

What is it? Private fostering is where a private arrangement has been made by the child’s parent (or someone with parental responsibility) to live with a carer who is not a close relative of a child under the age of 16 (or 18 if the…

SEND Information and Advice Support Service

Havering SENDIASS provides free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support service offering assistance to parents/carers of children with SEND aged 0-16 years and young people (with SEND) themselves 16-25 years. Please note that we can support parents/carers of young people who are 16-25 years…

Student mental health

Mental health problems are as common among students as they are in the general population. But it's not just students who have a diagnosed mental health condition that can benefit from counselling. Alan Percy, head of counselling at the University of Oxford, says: "A lot of difficulties are not…

What to do if your child has Special Educational Needs?

Please see the section below for more information Contact the SENCo at your child’s school What to expect from the school Additional support for schools Educational Health and Care Plans

Where do I go if my child is unwell?

If your child is ill or injured it is very difficult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111, or go the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). While the government is asking everyone to stay at home, it can be confusing to know what to do.…
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