As we will be having a virtual parents evening this term there will not be the opportunity to meet with our local support network.

We have gathered some information that you would normally be able to find at our parents evening roadshow.

Children's Continence Team

Local Food Banks

Healthy Child Programme

Local Libraries

West Sussex Library Service

The Gateway Hub

Special Care Dentist Service

Therapies in Schools (TIS) Wiki - Helpful therapeutic activities and resources for you to use at home.

Library Update - February

Local Offer

Sleep Tip Sheet

Reaching Families - Spring Workshops

Reaching Families - Online Resources

Umbrellas Parent Support Group

Reaching Families - Video


Expert Parent Programme: Two new e-learning modules now available

CDC is pleased to announce two new e-learning modules as part of the Expert Parent Programme: Planning for an Uncertain Future and Support Decision-making and the Mental Capacity Act (2005). These have been developed as part of the new Complex Health Needs element of the programme, which is funded by Together for Short Lives.

This programme is aimed at the parent carers of children and young people with complex health needs and a learning disability which means they do not have the capacity to make significant decisions for themselves. However these e-learning modules are freely available to all, including any professionals supporting these families.

Planning for an Uncertain Future  looks at some of the key challenges families may face when their son or daughter, who has complex health needs and a learning disability, moves into adulthood and prepares to move onto adult services.

Supported Decision-making and the Mental Capacity Act builds on the knowledge of each person’s human right to make a decision about themselves, and how legislation supports and protects this. It also provides insight about the part that parent carers have once their child turns 16.

These modules can be accessed freely at