Red Gates Primary

Parents in Partnership

Parents in Partnership (PIP) services are free of charge to parents of children and young people with a special need or disability living in Croydon.  They can help if your child or young person is between 0 - 25 years old.  PIP provides Family Link Workers to support families on an individual basis, providing information and coordinating services when families feel stuck.  PIP are also able to provide emotional support, make referrals and liaise with services on families' behalf.

The Piccadilly Theatre is hosting a relaxed performance of the National Theatre`s multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Timecoinciding with World Autism Awareness Week.
The show tells the story of 15 year-old Christopher Boone. He stands besides Mrs Shears’ dead dog, who has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
There is a Q+A session with the actors after the show, who will be in costume but out of character. Trained and welcoming staff will be around the theatre for the duration of the performance.
Please note:
There is strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This happens at the very beginning of the show and infrequently throughout.
Lighting and special effects will be adapted for the performance and there will be a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium.
Parts of the Piccadilly Theatre foyer will be available as a quiet space to relax for those who need to leave and re-enter the auditorium during the show.
Suitable for ages: 11+
Event date: Saturday 6th April - 2.30pm
Price per ticket (adult and children): £30
How to book: Online or call 0800 912 6971 (ATG Access line)
Venue address: Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman St, Soho, London, W1D 7DY
To book:

The Hear Autism project has been organised by the Council’s Autism Partnership Board in partnership with Healthwatch Croydon and their flagship Hear Autism event will be at the Cherry Hub,  171 St James’s Road,  Croydon, CR0 2BY on Saturday 6th April 2019 between 10.30am and 4pm.

For futher information, please see the attached flyer from Jerry Fitzpatrick (Croydon Council’s Autism Champion).

PiP Training

PIP offers free training workshops for parents and carers of children with special needs or disabilities.

All meetings are at held at Carers Support Centre, 24 – 26 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB

Please book by contacting the PiP office on 020 8663 5626 or email:

Become part of a Solution Circle

  • Do you feel isolated and unsupported when your child displays challenging behaviour?  
  • Do you find it difficult to communicate your child’s needs to those that are supporting  them?   

Break your isolation, share your skills, knowledge and creativity and learn from other parents who have experienced similar situations.

What people are saying about Solution Circles:

Very informative
Sense of relief that I am not on my own with the problems I am having
Brilliant - will definitely come again
Very supportive
It is good to share your concerns with other people and listening to others advice
Thank you for this opportunity, it is so important to have free access to this tupe of resource

The next Solution Circle will be on Monday 21st January
10.30am - 12.30pm in the Carers Support Centre.

Future dates:
Thursday 28th February 10.30am-12.30pm
Thursday 21st March 10.30am - 12.30pm
Thursday 25th April 10.30am - 12.30pm