Locally Available Support

Where can I find out about what is available locally for me, my family or my child?

Southwark Local Authority has published its own Local Offer which highlights the advice and support that the borough offers parents. The Local Offer can be found on this website:


Southwark’s Advice and Support Team (formerly called Parent Partnership) can provide support with understanding and accessing services available within the Local Offer. They have been established to ensure that carers and parents of children 3-19 years old with SEND have access to information, advice and guidance to allow them to make informed decisions about their child’s education. The service helps parents to write letters and complete forms, deal with education issues, visit schools and provide information about the SEND process.Please find more information at the following website address:


Parent Partnership,
160 Tooley Street,
London SE1 2TZ

You can email them at the following email address: parentpartnership@southwark.gov.uk

Telephone Numbers:
020 7525 2886
020 7525 2866
020 72525 5211

Where can I or my child get further help, information and support?

There are a number of local and national services designed to support parents and carers. Some popular services are listed below:

Contact a Family- this organisation supports families living in Southwark who have disabled children between the ages of 0-19. They offer a wide range of services to families with disabled children including GRAPEVINE- a regular, free, newsletter which is available from their website.

Family information Service- provides information on local services available to children, young people and families in Southwark. They can assist with childcare (including breakfast and after school clubs, holiday play schemes and child minders), help towards childcare costs, and free early education. More information can be found on their website

Family Information Directory- this is for use by parents, young people and practitioners to look up services for children, young people and families including parenting support, health care, money matters, law, support groups and activities. More information can be found on their website