What's life been like for parents whose children have additional needs?

Lockdown has affected children who may have additional needs in so many ways. We chat to Nicola Carey-Shine who supports many Medway families about the ups and downs of lockdown.
The impact of lockdown on children

Nicola spent many years as a school teacher where she saw first hand how some children really struggle within formal education. Since then she's dedicated her energy to helping children and their families. 

Listen to Nicola talk about how families have been coping during lockdown

Nicola shared the struggles that families have faced but also talked to us about the confidence that parents have gained from seeing first hand how hard their child finds being in a classroom, albeit an online one. For many parents she believes this has given them confidence to speak up on behalf of their child.

It does however mean that waiting times for support for children is now longer than ever leaving many families without help.

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We have been working for years to improve support for children particularly children with autism and those who need help from the Children & Adolescent Mental Health service (also known as CAMHS).

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