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School Support

Our Young Carers and Information Advice Support Service is still operating as normal. If you need some advocacy support during the Corona Virus Pandemic to help secure a school place during the school closures.

It has been confirmed on the government website that Young Carers and those Young People with an EHC (Education Health Care)Plan are entitled to stay in education in order to meet their needs.

If you need support with the above then please call the office between 10-1pm on 0208 593 4422 or email us at carers@carerscentre.org.uk with subject heading *school support* and this will be passed on to the relevant service.

The Barking and Dagenham Provider Mini Directory has been designed for the Borough and its partners to assist young people in sourcing information relating to Education, Training and Employment opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please click HERE to access the directory.

Information regarding the governement guidelines can be found by clicking the following link:


This is a very difficult time for young people espeically with schools closing. Click HERE to download a social story for your child to make it easier for them to understand the current situation. (https://www.andnextcomesl.com/)

"The Council for Disabled Children (CDC), at the Minister’s request, has launched two new email inboxes aimed to answer questions, collate resources and share information on Coronavirus and the impact on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). They are designed to be used by professionals, practitioners, parent carers and families of children and young people with SEND.


The new ‘CDC questions’ inbox, CDCquestions@ncb.org.uk, provides the opportunity to ask questions about how coronavirus will impact on children and young people with SEND as well as other questions relating to the impact on families; the education, health, social care sectors; and the voluntary and community sector. We will collate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and share them with the Department for Education and Ministers as appropriate, in order to publish an FAQs newsflash each Friday. To receive the FAQs newsflash please sign up to our mailing list, selecting the ‘CDC Digest’ option: https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/about/subscribe-newsletter


The ‘CDC resources’ inbox, CDCresources@ncb.org.uk, is designed to enable parent carers, sector professionals and practitioners to share resources, to support families of children and young people with SEND and practitioners across the disabled children’s sector. We will add these resources to our COVID-19 Support and Guidance webpage, which you can find here: https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/news-opinion/news/covid-19-support-and-guidance. The webpage is kept under continuous review.


You can ask your questions by emailing: CDCquestions@ncb.org.uk

You can send resources to: CDCresources@ncb.org.uk