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

KIDS Family Groups 

The groups offer parent/carers and their children the opportunity to meet other families, make friends, share experiences and have fun! The groups will also offer parents/carers information, advice and workshops

KIDS Family Groups - West Midlands

KIDS Support for Carers 

KIDS are commissioned by Birmingham Forward Carers to provide support for Carers in Birmingham.  This can include registering with the Carers Hub, group support and one to one support.  Support is wide ranging and includes support to access community services, and support to access financial support including applying for DLA and Family Fund Applications

For further information, please contact Alison Gosling

Phone: 0121 362 4582

Email: [email protected]

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:

Camden Keyworking

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:

Hull SEND Sleep service

Emotional Wellbeing Support

KIDS provide services to support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing, particularly where a young person experiences anxiety and low mood as a result of Autism Spectrum Conditions or where not diagnosed but identified social, communication and interaction difficulties or other neuro-developmental disorders

Our services:

Wakefield Autism Support Project

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

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:

Hull befriending

Training for Parents 

The team offer evidenced based training courses for parents needing some further information or different strategies to support their child/young person. We also support with guidance, advice and information on local services and signposting to relevant outside agencies.

Hull Training for Parents Service

For more information on how to access emotional support, visit Affinity Hub