Parenting Special Children

Vital Support for Families in Need

Parenting Special Children (PSC) is raising money for it's Family Support Project. Supports starts when a parent in need rings our helpline, continues with our specialist support groups, workshops, sleep plans, 1:1 support work including working with other professionals. Prevention before Crisis.


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1141172)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target


Amount raised


Time left

2 days



Championed by Lake House Charitable Trust


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


United Kingdom

  • "Can't believe somebody answered I was going to leave a message, you are fabulous and to be still helping others at this time is lovely, it's nice to actually speak to someone that gets it. Thank you for still being available in these difficult times."

    — Parent to the Parenting Special Children Helpline

  • “Jennie from the sleep team has really helped us, so we are making good progress with the particular difficulties we were facing. Really appreciate the support that Parenting Special Children is able to provide.”

    — Parent to the Parenting Special Children Sleep Service

  • "It is proving challenging in so many ways to know how best to support people in these challenging times and so reassuring that services like yours continue to offer advice and support."

    — Professional to the Parenting Special Children Trauma and Attachment Service


The families PSC support are classed as ‘vulnerable’ either because their children have SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) or have special needs due to early life trauma & are a child in care or adopted child. Covid-19 has compounded the challenges faced by our families including social isolation, loneliness, high anxiety, challenging behaviour (child to parent violence), reduction of professional help, and no respite leading to families being desperate for PSC's help and support.


Our vital services include (online):*Helpline which has seen a 75% increase in calls during Covid-19*Support Groups including Male Carers & Kinship Carers*Sleep Service - workshops, assessments & individual sleep plans*Trauma & Attachment Service supporting Adopters & Kinship Carers*Specialist Parenting Support including Child to Parent Violence*Covid-19 workshops on managing behaviour, anxiety, transition & sensory processing. We provide professional support ensuring 'prevention before crisis'.