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Are you aged 5-18 Years old and helping to look after someone at home because they have an illness or disability? Maybe Swindon Young Carers can help?

For more information, please contact the Young Carer Support Workers at the Swindon Carers Centre on 01793 531133
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Swindon Young Carers
Young carers' charter
We are children and young people who are also carers. We believe we should have the same rights as other children and young people, including the rights to:

 Read the Young Carers' Charter

Children's Speech and Language Therapy
What is a Speech and Language Therapist?

Speech and language therapy is concerned with assessing and treating speech, language, communication difficulties in people of all ages. The aim is to help them to communicate to the best of their ability.

What do we do?
Children who are referred to Speech & Language therapy will receive an assessment of their strengths and needs. This might be through observations, discussion or direct assessment. Advice and support is then given to parents, carers, and others who spend time with the child.

Training and support
We provide a range of training opportunities for parents, carers and other professionals.

How do I get my child seen?
Anyone can refer a child to Speech & Language Therapy (including parents and carers) but we advise you to talk to your child's health visitor, class teacher or staff at your local children's centre before making a referral.

For further information:

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S&L therapy Mainstream_Schools_Information_Leaflet.pdf

Educational Psychology
What do Educational Psychologists do?
  • EPs work with parents/ carers and teachers as well as other people to help and support children and young people.
  • We look at how children and young people develop and how they can best be supported when learning.
  • We advise on how children's and young people‚Äôs needs can best be met.

    Educational Psychology Swindon Borough Council Leaflet
Swindon Visual Support Services
The team offers a variety of services including assessments, advice, home visits, one-to-one support in schools covering the variety of skills a child or young person needs to achieve their potential.

What is Swindon Vision Support Service (SVSS)?
This service provides support to children and young people who are visually impaired (VI).
This service is available to anyone referred by Health and Education.
The Vision Support Service is a team of professionals with expertise in visual impairment.
We are based in the Multi-Agency Unit at the Learning Complex at Uplands School but our service is provided in schools, pre-schools and homes within Swindon.

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The Hearing Impairment Team
We believe that hearing loss should not prevent children and young people from having the opportunity to find their unique talents and develop these to their full potential.

Our mission is to be a partner with families and educational settings in raising attainment for all deaf children and young people by ensuring their learning journey meets no barriers to progress.

Who are we?
  • Four Advisory Teachers who have qualifications in teaching deaf children and many years experience of working with deaf children between us.
Who do we support?
  • All deaf children & young people who have access to hearing aids or cochlear Implants, their families and educational settings within the Borough of Swindon.
  • We also offer information and advice on hearing effectively for learning to all schools and educational settings
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The Nyland Campus Outreach Team
What do they do?
The Nyland Campus Outreach Team (NCOT) can provide a range of support to schools to support pupils with Behavioural, Emotional or Social difficulties.

What support can they provide?
NCOT can deliver a range of support and provision to schools that have referred into the team:
  1. Outreach support working directly in schools. This work can vary from 1:1 work with individual pupils, group work or whole class support. The amount of support can range from one session to 5 sessions a week.
  2. Nyland Campus Short Term provision (2 days a week for a maximum of 2 terms) in the 'Assessment Class'
  3. Mountford Manor SRP short term provision (3 days a week for a maximum of 3 terms)
Successful inclusion in school and the local community is about pupils, parents, professionals taking responsibility for their actions and being supported and encouraged by others when they find it difficult.

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Targeted Mental Health Service

Who are they?
The Targeted Mental Health Service (TaMHS) is a Tier 2 early intervention service. Their aim is to ensure that the emotional and mental health needs of children and young people are supported with an appropriate intervention.

The team consists of experienced and qualified practitioners and outreach workers who are able to deliver a range of evidence based therapeutic intervention. What do they do?

The Targeted Mental Health Service offer short term interventions (4-6 sessions) that are tailored to meet the needs of each child/young person/family.

Consultations are available to parents, school staff, health professionals and other agencies.

How can my child/family get support?

A request for TaMHS can be made by any universal service agency or via any professional who knows you (e.g. School, Health Visitor, G.P).