Breaking the Silence About Violent Challenging Behaviour in Special Needs Children

One of the saddest secrets of our time Every day, in a house not far from where you live, there is a family who is keeping one of the saddest secrets that there is. Every day, in thousands of homes

Is “tolerance” enough? -Part of the #12DaysXmas Twittter Project

Today I’ve been hosting our NHS-inspired Twitter #12daysXmas project and it’s all been about tolerance. It’s not a word I’ve really given much time to before, but spending the day sourcing great songs, pieces of writing and other quotes that

Difficult Conversations for Maternity Staff

  I always think that being a midwife must be a wonderful job, to be there at the very beginning of life, when a new little person is born, and helping the most important adults in their world begin the

There’s a hole in the safety net

I’m delighted to introduce Nikki Brandon who has written her very first blog post, and who has also very kindly agreed to share it with us all as my Guest Blogger. Nikki writes very powerfully about an issue which sadly

“Fantastic Workshop” about Special Needs

Up early, bleary eyed and barely able to speak in joined up words, Malcolm, Francesca and I set off at what felt like the crack of dawn to drive to Burgess Hill, a lovely town nestled in the West Sussex

Special Needs Parents Views on the NHS

Parents of children with disabilities see much more of the NHS than most people do, particularly if our children have associated medical conditions. We see it from lots of different angles too – frequent hospital in-patient care, repeated GP visits,

NHS & Kindness – the care that always gets remembered

I’m delighted to introduce a Guest Blog Post by Kirsty Evans of Itsallaboutevie, Writing from the heart about what family life is like when your beautiful eldest daughter happens to have Down’s Syndrome There’s no “I” in Team  Evie is

Top Tips – Special Needs Toilet Training

Toilet training a child is never going to be easy or straight-forward, and helping a child with special needs to gain the skills needed to gain bladder and bowel control can be very challenging for even the most patient parent. There are

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