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Coronavirus Impact

Many services are still open to support you and your family. Supports might look a bit different, and some places will be offering a reduced service or may be temporarily closed, but you can find out more information by visiting their website or getting in touch with them.


Orkney Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS)

Provides a service to children and young people between the ages of 0-18 years who are experiencing mental health difficulties or who are at a high degree of risk of developing mental heath problems.  Every school should have a named contact for specialist children and adolescent mental health services.
Telephone : 01856 888280
Web Address : http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/S/community-mental-health-team.htm

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Orkney Educational Psychology Service

The Educational Psychology Service is part of the Pupil Support sector within Education, Leisure and Housing. The service promotes the development and well-being of children and young people from birth to 24 years, particularly to help them overcome any barriers to learning and self-efficacy. Works collaboratively with teachers, parents and young people.
Telephone : 01856 873535 ext 2450
Email : pupil.support@orkney.gov.uk
Web Address : http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/E/educational-psychology-service.htm

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Orkney Young Carers

The Orkney Young Carers Service offers confidential support; advice and a listening ear to Young Carers in Orkney and their families. There are free monthly activity sessions for Young Carers to meet, relax and have fun to give them a break from caring.
Telephone : 01856 87 0500
Email : youngcarers@crossroadsorkney.co.uk
Web Address : http://www.orkney-infonet.co.uk/html/data/WebDirectory/1679.html

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Outreach Tutoring Service

The Outreach Tutoring Service works with young people who are unable to attend school (due to various additional support needs), as well as their families, school staff and any other relevant agencies that may be involved. The Service can support young people in their academic work and liaise with schools and subject specialists.
Telephone : 01856 873535 ext. 2455
Email : pupil.support@orkney.gov.uk
Web Address : http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/P/pupil-support-team.htm

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Oxgang School and Support Service

The school, with associated support services, offers enhanced support to primary aged children with behavioural and other additional support needs.
Telephone : 01324 501311
Email : oxgangschool@falkirk.gov.uk
Web Address : http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/places/schools-nurseries/asl-schools/oxgang-school.aspx

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Paisley Grammar School – Intensive support facility

A support facility for young people in S1 and S2 who have additional support needs in relation to social, emotional and behavioural development.
Telephone : 0141 889 3484
Email : enquiries@paisleygs.renfrewshire.sch.uk
Web Address : http://www.paisleygrammar.com

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PAMIS

PAMIS is a national organisation and provides support to families across Scotland. They have five Family Support Service Directors with responsibility for a particular local area: Tayside, Fife, Grampian, Greater Glasgow & Clyde and South Lanarkshire. PAMIS provides support, workshops, advocacy, newsletters etc. for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their family and carers and interested professionals. Through the Family Support Service Directors, people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their family carers can access all PAMIS services and resources. In the areas where there is currently no designated Family Support Service, their engagement is through our national projects and our information service. They are keen to work with all families and will pursue partnerships with all Health and Social Care Boards as part of the PAMIS 10 Year Strategy.
Telephone : 01382 385154
Email : tayside@pamis.org.uk
Web Address : http://www.pamis.org.uk

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Papdale Primary School

An integrated special unit caters for pupils in mainstream education who, due to their additional support needs, require individualised or small group specialist teaching in specific areas of the curriculum.
Telephone : 01856 872650
Email : admin.papdale@glow.orkneyschools.org.uk
Web Address : http://www.papdale.orkney.sch.uk

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Parent to Parent

A team of support workers help parents on a one to one basis and are available to any family caring for a child with an additional need in the Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross area. This may be a physical disability, learning difficulty, sensory difficulties, long-term illness or an emotional difficulty linked to the child's disability. Referrals are allocated to the most appropriate support worker who will make contact with the family as soon as they are able to offer support.
Telephone : 01382 817558
Email : admin@parent-to-parent.org
Web Address : http://www.parent-to-parent.org

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Parenting Across Scotland

Parenting across Scotland (PAS) aims to support families in Scotland in bringing up their children. They do this by providing information and support for parents, carrying out research and influencing policymakers. For parents and families: - PAS makes it easier to find information and support services by bringing them together on their website. - PAS produces a series of Ten Top Tips offering valuable parenting advice. - PAS works in partnership to make sure their helplines meet parents' and families' needs.
Telephone : 0131 313 8816
Email : aclancy@childreninscotland.org.uk
Web Address : http:// https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/

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