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.

Ever had a question you wished you could ask the directors of Croydon?

Question Time with Croydon's Education & Social Care Directors & PiP Croydon’s AGM
Wednesday 21st November, 9.00am - 2.30pm

This is your chance to meet Alison Farmer (Head of SEND), David Butler (Director of Education), Caroline Baxter (Assistant Director of All Age Disability) and Mike Brown (Head of Children with Disabilities Service) face to face for an interactive discussion.

Book your place now:

Places are limited and need to be booked by Monday 19th November

This is a free event with lunch & refreshments provided. The venue has disabled access.

Solution Circles - getting 'unstuck'

Understanding & managing challenging behaviour
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.
Become part of a Solution Circle!

Thursday 8 November 10.30am-12.30pm
Thursday 6 December 12pm – 2pm

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:


Do you struggle to speak up for yourself?

If you struggle to feel heard and get your point across, come along to the Self Advocacy workshop on Tuesday 27th November from 10.15am-1pm.

During this workshop you will:
Learn skills that will be of value to develop in order to effectively support your child in school, at home and in the community;
Gain insight into your own strengths and realise your limitations;
Understand the concept of self-advocacy and how it can work for you;
Be able to prioritise issues and prepare for meetings or telephone conversations so that you feel in control and less overwhelmed;
Learn how to set realistic outcomes.

Godstone Farm SEN Father Christmas Experience

Wednesday 12th December

At Godstone Farm this Christmas they are combining farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to Father Christmas and have tailored their Wiglet’s Christmas Adventure specifically for SEN children on the afternoon of Wednesday 12th December 2018.

The SEN Father Christmas Experience is a family or small group experience, for up to three children per slot.

Please click below to see further details and telephone 01883 742546 to book a time slot.

Godstone Farm Website