Child Protection for the Autistic Child - A Resource
Useful Links - Please see each page as there are links to organisations related to each topic. - Information for family member concerned their loved one with autism or a learning disability is at risk of entering an Assessment and Treatment Unit here
- This link provides an alphabetical list of organisations that have content on the SEND Gateway.
- These are a list of organisations that may be able to help:-
The Anna Freud Centre national wellbeing directory allows people to search for local mental health services for those up to age 25 by postcode; a jargon buster to help young people understand their options in simple language; and information about working with services and understanding treatments and referrals. The aim is to help children and young people understand and engage in mental health services and for those who feel disengaged from mental health services to find alternative support.
Grandparents Plus Whether you're a grandparent, family member or friend, taking on care of a child is always complicated, and it's likely that you'll need independent advice at some stage of the process.
Together for Mental Wellbeing, Criminal Justice Community Link Workers work alongside individuals throughout the criminal justice pathway to help them engage or re-engage with relevant services to tackle things like housing, addictions or debt, as well as their mental wellbeing.
Victim Support helps anyone affected by crime including friends, family and any other people affected. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place – you can get some support at any time, and for however long, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year regardless of whether the crime was reported to the police.
Prof Jonathan Green, Manchester Children’s Hospitals University NHS Trust and Manchester Biomedical Research Centre. Ground-breaking work with adopted children and early intervention programmes for children with autism and their families as just two examples,
Dr Matt Woolgar, South London and Maudsley NHS Expertise around attachment, also raising concerns about clinical mis-attribution of a child's difficulties, often SEN-D related, as ones of attachment.
- Autism Independent diagnostic centres, The following independent autism diagnostic centres all assess and diagnose ASD with a profile of PDA in accordance with NICE pathways. These services can be commissioned either privately or by your Clinical Commissioning Group if they have approved funding for an assessment.
Please contact services for information regarding costs, waiting times and their referral process. Costs can vary between approximately £ 1,000– £3,500. N.B. discuss local funding pathways and process for independent diagnostic centres with your GP.