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Specialist SEND Services

We liaise regularly with a number of outside agencies, including advisors based at Brighton and Hove City Council, to support students who require specialist SEND services. This includes working with Educational Psychologists, Speech Therapists, advisory teachers in specialist fields such as language, literacy, autism, hearing, visual and physical impairment.

SEND support outside of school can be accessed directly by students/parents/carers in various ways. The following list contains details of some of the many local and national services available to students with SEND and their families.

The Local Offer (a more detailed summary of SEND provision at Cardinal Newman) (

Amaze gives information, advice and support to parents of disabled children and children with special needs in Brighton and Hove. They have created a number of fact sheets which can be downloaded here:
helpline: 01273 772289

The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

Information and advice on all aspects of SEND provision, including help and advice on the EHCP statutory assessment process.
Email address:
Phone: 01273 293552
Address: King’s House, Grand Avenue, Hove. BN3 2LS

is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations.
These organisations work together to support everyone who works with children and young people in England, to support their speech, language and communication.

The BDA promotes early identification of specific learning difficulties (SpLD) and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners.

Extratime promotes the provision of high-quality, affordable activities for disabled and non-disabled children and young people aged 5-19 years.
Manor Offices, Emmaus, Drove Road, Portslade, BN41 2PA
Phone: 01273 420580.

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