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Advice on how to support children understand Coronavirus


The SEND team at Croydon Council have arranged a series of SEND Roadshows that we’d like to invite parents and carers of children and young people to.

I have attached leaflets for each event which are being held in 6 different localities throughout the borough.


Please see below for details of the roadshows:


11th March 20 – 9.30-11.30 - South West – Woodcote Primary School (Coulsdon)

23rd March 20 – 9.30-11.30 – South East – Goldcrest Youth Centre (New Addington)

1st April 20 -       9.30-11.30 – Central East – The Cherry Hub (Croydon)

22nd April 20 -    9.30-11.30 – Central West – St Mary’s Conference Centre (Croydon)

28th April 20 -     14.30-16.30 – North East – Stanley Halls (South Norwood)

SEND Roadshow Posters for each location

SEND Roadshow Posters for each location 1
SEND Roadshow Posters for each location 2
SEND Roadshow Posters for each location 3
SEND Roadshow Posters for each location 4
SEND Roadshow Posters for each location 5

Do you feel isolated and unsupported when your child displays challenging behaviour? Do you find it difficult to communicate your child’s needs to those that are supporting them?

About the Carers Information Service - informing carers in Croydon

The Carers Information Service provides information, advice and support to unpaid carers living or looking after someone in Croydon. A carer looks after a friend, family member (adult or child) or neighbour who needs their help due to illness, disability or old age.

The Carers Information Service runs the Carers Support Centre in Croydon town centre, the one stop shop for carers in Croydon. We are part of The Whitgift Foundation and supported by Croydon Council.


What we offer carers in Croydon




As a carer living or looking after a child with SEN in Croydon, the parents/carers of the children you support can register as a member of the Carers Support Centre. Benefits of membership include:

· Membership card and recognition that you are a carer – this can be useful when talking to other organisations or services.
Carers' information pack

· Optional subscription to our quarterly newsletter, Carers News (PDF of latest edition attached)

· Optional subscription to our monthly e-bulletin, What’s New for Carers?

I have attached the registration form for your perusal. Please note that the form can also be completed electronically.



EHCP drop-in sessions

The Carers Support Centre offers fortnightly EHCP drop-in sessions for parents/carers in relation to any queries they may have about the EHCP process. I have attached a poster giving you more details.



How can parents/carers get in touch with us?

The Carers Information Service is based at the Carers Support Centre. You can find the Carers Support Centre in Croydon town centre at 24 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB (opposite George Street tram stop) - see a map.

Not able to visit in person? Give us a call on 020 8649 9339, option 1 or email


Useful information can also be found on our website:


I would appreciate if you could share the above information with parents/carers and spread the word about the support we can provide.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.



Astrid Macabee

Advice Worker

Tuesday-Friday 9am to 3pm


Carers Support Centre, 24 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB

Tel: 020 8649 9339 (option 1)

Direct Line: 020 8649 6283

Contact the SENDCo

If you would like to leave a message for the SENDCo, please fill in the form below.

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