Useful Links

Here are some links to services that might be useful to you and your family within the Nottinghamshire area. If there are any groups or services that you know about which are not listed here please contact us so that we can tell other parents and carers.

Nottinghamshire County Council

Telephone: 0300 500 80 80 (Open Mon to Fri 8.00am to 8.00pm and Sat 8.00am to 12noon)

Email Enquiries

Online contact form: Click here

Minicom: 01623 434 993

In person: At numerous customer service points across the County

Early Help Unit and Family Service

The service is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm

Telephone: 01623 433 500 Fax: 01623 433 245

Email Early Help

Notts Help Yourself | Local Offer
Flexible Short Breaks Service (FSBS)

Telephone: 0115 804 1275

Emails FSBS



The Local Authority's Flexible Short Breaks offer remains under review. Whilst the review is on-going, new referral requests will not be taken or accepted into the service.

Regular updates will be posted as to the progress of the Review and NPH are working with the Local Authority to help inform the design of the future service.

Occupational Therapy

Contact: 0115 804 1273 (between 8.45am – 4.30pm Mon to Fri)

Email Occupational Therapy

Ask Us Nottinghamshire (formerly Parent Partnership Service)

Telephone: 0115 804 1740

Email Ask Us Nottinghamshire

Ask Iris

Website: Visit the website 

Online contact form: Click here

Email Ask Iris

Special Needs Jungle

Visit the website

A website packed full of useful information about special educational needs and disability issues faced by children and their parents.

Children and Families Act 2014 | SEN Code of Practice

The Children and Families Act 2014 and subsequent SEN Code of Practice came into affect from September 2014. Contact a Family produced a 2-page summary of the Act that you can download here. You can also read more information here.

Click on the image below to see what the changes mean:


Contact a Family

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. We provide information, advice and support. We bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.

Visit the website


Telephone: 0800 018 4016

IPSEA are a national charity which offers free and independent legally-based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities.

RIX Wiki Websites

Sign up for a FREE Wiki Website here: Click here

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POhWER is a charity and membership organisation, who provides information, advice, support and advocacy services in Nottinghamshire: –

Website: Visit the website

National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF)
Preparing for Adulthood
Family Fund
Council for Disabled Children
Healthwatch Nottinghamshire
Child and Adolscent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS Services are for people up to 18 years old. These are NHS services, which in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are run by Nottinghamshire Healthcare. They offer support and treatment for children aged 0 – 18 years who have emotional and/or mental health problems.

Website: Visit the website

School Nursing

The School Nurse service is often the first point of contact for children and young people aged 5 to 19 years old, and parents, who need health advice or information. They can also refer and signpost to specialist services. The team review health at key stages and provide information, advice and support about health issues.

Website: Visit the website

Children’s Development Centre (CDC)

Children’s Development Centre (CDC), City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 1PB

Telephone: 0115 883 1157 or 0115 883 1158

Email CDC


Children’s Therapy Centre, Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JL

Telephone: 01623 785 019

Bassetlaw Community Children’s Team

Retford Hospital, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7XF
Telephone: 01777 274 422 (Mon to Fri, 9.00am to 5.00pm)