Empowering families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities




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Training Roadshow

Parent-carers require a range of skills above and beyond the normal parenting experience. Whether it’s understanding your child’s behaviour or helping you to build resilience, access to training is vital to helping parents develop these skills.

Reaching Families delivers a series of half day workshops across a wide variety of subjects that we know are challenges for parents and families, including:

  • Anxiety in children
  • Challenging behaviour (in younger children and adolescents)
  • DLA, PIP and other benefits
  • Parenting siblings of children with SEND
  • EHCP and school support
  • Handling stress & building resilience
  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Transition to Adulthood

Our training is delivered in a roadshow format, which means we take workshops to all areas of West Sussex in order to ensure they are accessible to parents in their local neighbourhood.

How to book

To book a place on one of our workshops please visit our Eventbrite page by clicking on their logo.

If you have any difficulty booking a place or would like any further information, please contact us on 01903 366360 or via email.

Making Sense of It All - Foundation Course

This new two day course has been designed to provide an introduction on all the key issues parent-carers will encounter as your children grow and develop. It aims to empower parents of children undergoing or who have recently undergone diagnosis but is helpful to any parents who feel they need an overview of the following subjects and issues:

  • Coming to terms with and understanding your child’s diagnosis
  • Where to go for information and advice
  • Handling stress and building resilience
  • Gaining support from other parent-carers
  • Accessing benefits and financial support
  • Getting support for your child at school
  • Accessing support through health & social care
  • Accessing other key services and opportunities in West Sussex

This course costs £30 for two days (£20 for parents who are on work related benefits). To book please visit our eventbrite page. If you have any queries please email us or call our office on 01903 366360, or our Training Co-ordinator, Michele Creed on 07470 005734.

If the cost of attending is a barrier to you, please do contact us to see if we can work out a solution.

Commission Us

Reaching Families are also available to deliver tailor made training to suit the particular needs of schools, parent support groups, other charities, etc. If your group would like training on a specific subject we can manage and deliver this for you including sourcing and commissioning trainers, marketing, administration, booking venues, organising catering and refreshments, follow up evaluation, etc. If you would like to discuss training for your school or group please contact our Operations Manager, Donna Manwill, for an informal discussion of your requirements.

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