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Parents Links

Welcome to the parents links page. 

This page has many websites that you may find helpful and many that can support you.

 Free school meals 

Sunderland council will no longer process Free School Meal paper applications.
All Applications should be made by parent/carer using the Family Portal at: Free school meal application

Sunderland Carers' Centre

Sunderland Carers’ Centre offers a confidential information, advice and support service to carers throughout the City of Sunderland (including Houghton-le-Spring, Hetton-le-Hole, Easington Lane and Washington).
Sunderland Carers’ Centre is an independent voluntary organisation, registered as a charity, and is a Network Partner of Carers Trust

Contact A Family

Contact a family provide information, advice and support. They bring families together so they can support each other. They campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society


This is where you can find out about our wide range of support services that offer practical help to make life easier and more fun filled for children with neurological conditions and their families


Your free e-learning resource for the UK workforce:  Educational, Inspiring, Informative and Inclusive. Together we can challenge and positively change our own and others fears, ideas and attitudes towards disability and disabled children and young people.


As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a support network and a movement for change.


Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is the national campaign fighting for rights and justice for disabled children.

It is a consortium campaign run by four national organisations working with disabled children and their families - Contact a Family, the Council for Disabled Children, Mencap and the Special Educational Consortium. Between them, the campaign partners represent over 800,000 disabled children and young people in the UK.

EDCM was established in September 2006 and continues to campaign to raise the political profile of disabled children and their families within central and local government.

The National Autistic Society

We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Council for Disabled Children

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to other UK nations. We are the only national body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children to
support the development and implementation of policy and practice. Our work impacts on over 800,000 disabled children and their families.


Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose.

Special Needs Jungle

Parent led site that is packed with useful information about special educational needs and disability issues faced by children and their parents.