Useful Links

Activate Arts

Activate Arts is a charity working with children, teenagers and young adults. They deliver programmes for young people with disabilities and young people who are disengaged – 01514824884

ADHD UK Alliance

UK charity working to raise awareness, influence policy and improve services for children, parents, families and adults affected by ADHD.

ChAPS (Cheshire Aspergers Parent Support)

Supports parents and carers of dependants with Aspergers Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder whether diagnosed or not, living in Cheshire – 08448508607

Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group

Supports families in the Cheshire area, affiliated to the Down’s syndrome Association – Supports families in the Cheshire area, affiliated to the Down’s syndrome Association

ADD Information Services (ADDIS)

UK charity, which provides information support and training on ADHD to both parents and professionals.


Brainwave is a charity that exists to help children with disabilities and Developmental Delay achieve their full potential. The children they work with have a range of conditions including Autism, brain injuries such as Cerebral Palsy and genetic conditions such as Down’s Syndrome


Cerebra are a charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers – 0800 328 1159

Contact a Family

Contact a Family is a UK-wide charity, providing support, advice and information for families with disabled children.

Down’s syndrome Association

The Down’s Syndrome Association provides information and support on all aspects of living with Down’s syndrome to all who need it.

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action is a national charity that takes action to change the lives of people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties – 0151 4286987

Deafness Resource Centre

The Deafness Resource Centre provides services that aim to empower, support and enhance the quality of life of D/deaf people in the St Helens & Halton areas – 01744 611540

Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia, particularly among professionals in health and education and encourages its local groups to do the same – 01462 454 986

HAFS (Halton Autistic Family Support Group)

HAFS provides services to the whole family unit of families in Halton who have a child or young adult with a condition within the broad range of ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorders)

Family Fund

Family Fund are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people – 08449 744 099

Halton’s Children’s Centres

Children’s centres provide many different children and family services including activities for parents, parents-to-be, their babies, toddlers, young children and the rest of the family. 


Halton Autistic Spectrum Carers Advocacy and Support is a group run by parents and carers, for parents and carers.


I CAN’s mission is to ensure that no child who struggles to communicate is left out or left behind. Their vision is a world where all children and young people who struggle to communicate receive the help they need so that they can have a happy childhood, make progress at school and thrive as adults.

Halton Carers’ Centre

Halton Carers’ Centre provides support for unpaid Carers’ of all ages who care for someone who has a disability or illness and lives in Halton.

Halton Speak Out

Halton Speak Out are a self-advocacy group. They teach people to speak up for themselves. They help people to feel confident, to say what they want and to make changes in their lives.

IPSEA– Independent Parental Special Education Advice

IPSEA is a national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs. All advice is given by trained volunteers. 

National Autistic Society (NAS)

The National Autistic Society aims to offer families and carers’ information, advice and support, to stimulate more understanding about the difficulties that people with autism face, to encourage research, to provide day and residential services for people with autism. Activities include an information and helpline service, a range of literature, a national diagnostic and assessment service, courses and conferences.


Values and supports people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.


If you or a loved one has a sight problem, the RNIB can help. They have practical ways to help you live with sight loss. They can offer advice to help you travel, shop and manage your money and finances independently. They can also offer advice about technology for blind and partially sighted people.

Contact Us

Halton SEND Partnership is here for you - parents and carers of children, and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities. 

Young people who have special educational needs and/or disability aged from 16 to 25 may also access the service. They may choose to do this with the support of their parents/carers or independently.

Our telephone number is 0151 511 7733. Staff typically work between 9 am and 5pm. We are a small team and when there are a number of calls and emails awaiting a response, your call will be put through to a 24hr voicemail. If you can’t get through to someone please do leave yours / your child’s name and date of birth in a message. Remember to give your name and your telephone number slowly and clearly. We will try to call you back promptly, and within 3 working days.
Don’t forget you can email us at any time too.


Please note
We always do our best to help you as soon as we can, but we aren’t a crisis or emergency service. We know that sometimes things happen very quickly, for example, if a child is permanently excluded. If you need to speak to us urgently, we will contact you as soon as we can.

A further list of alternative free information and advice organisations.

Parent Carers can visit the CONTACT helpline via their website at for information or call the free helpline on 0808 808 3555 between 9.30 - 5pm Monday to Friday, or by email at [email protected] You may also want to contact the Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA) via their website at

Brookvale Children's Centre, Woodhatch Road, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1BY