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Lynnette Wood

Please can you add me to your database to receive updates.
I have found your website really informative – thank you.

Liz Day

Lots of good and useful information on this site and picked up via social media. I am looking for support in petitioning government / department of health regarding services or should I say absence of services and inadequate services within CAMH. I am aware there was an inquiry earlier this year, is it known what the findings were and future aims with time lines and any outcomes so far? Many thanks Liz


Could somebody please help. My son is extremely vulnerable. He has no verbal communication, very complex, severely autistic, highly sensory, has a complete global disposition of the world around him, is epileptic and totally reliant on the people who look after him. He is currently in a 52 week residential but sadly it has not worked out for him. There has been a recent alleged assault and in the past 2 years we have had to raise some serious issues with this Residential. At the school previous to this he was also assaulted,which ended up in Crown Court. Does anybody… Read more »

Hi, have you been in touch with the Challenging Behaviour Foundation? They have have knowledge and resources that can help. Otherwise, try the Contact A Family advice line.


Thank you for your response Tania. Really appreciated. However, I don’t think you quite understood. I’m not looking for what you are suggesting. We did this years ago.
We are looking for a new Residential School that can meet the needs I’ve listed.
Kind Regards

Hi, no I do understand. I was suggesting those sources as they are in a good position to be aware of the kind of schools you’re looking for as they have more experience in this area and could give you some names.
You could also try the NAS as they have their own schools, as do Cambian and other providers. Online there is also a good special schools guide I think- though this is from memory as I can’t check right now.
Facebook groups for send are also good sources of info


Sorry Tania. I apologise. It is me who misunderstood you. Thank you very much for that. I will make contact with who you said.
Kind Regards

No problem, good luck with your search, I hope you find the right place. x


Hi my granddaughter Carley is registered blind and statemented special needs, we have had a 3 year battle to get her an ehcp which LA has refused to do she has been offered a place at specialist blind college and is not acceptable for mainstream, we now have 1st Tier tribunal date and have been told there is no legal aid for court appearances, without representation she will probably lose at tribunal so we have started a crowdfund page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/carleyy666 I am hoping by posting this that other parents would repost to family and friends