At KIDS, we have services that provide general parent and family support as well as Key working, Sleep projects, Parent forums and Befriending services.

Keyworking

Keyworking offers a single point of contact to families accessing more than one service and managing multiple appointments. The Keyworker's main job is to work with other agencies (from the health, education, social care and voluntary sector) to provide help with accessing information as well as practical and emotional help for families who require multi-agency intervention and intensive support. The Keyworker will support the family with home visits, telephone calls, text and email support depending on each individual family’s need.

Our Keyworking services:

  1. Camden Keyworking
  2. Hull Keyworking
  3. Wakefield Early Support, Advice and Information Liaison service (WESAIL)

Sleep projects

KIDS Sleep services provide trained sleep practitioners who are able to support and advise families on their children’s sleep problems and support them to put effective strategies in place. The practitioners also give parents coping mechanisms to help with their own sleep deprivation.  Help is provided through the delivery of Sleep workshops and individualised support.

Our Sleep services:

  1. Hull SEND Sleep service

Parent Forums

A parent or carer forum is a group of parents and carers of disabled children who work with local authorities, education settings, health providers and other organisations to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families.  KIDS hold the Contact a Family Grant on behalf of a number of forums; working closely with parents and providing support to enable them to increase the participation of parent/carers in their area.

Parent forum services:

  1. Camden special parents forum
  2. Hull parents forum
  3. Hull Dad's group
  4. Wakefield parents forum

Befriending

KIDS parent befrienders are parents whose children have a range of impairments and/or special educational needs and uniquely placed to offer support to other parents.  Each befriender has attended a comprehensive training course to enable them to volunteer their time providing emotional support to other parents.

Our befriending services:

  1. Yorkshire & The Humber befriending
  2. South East befriending

Parent and family support

  1. Hertfordshire Hubs