Useful Links & Help For Families 

At ADO River Valley we strive to ensure that our service supports not only the student, but the whole family. We are a Multi-Agency Working C.I.C and have built up strong professional relationships with many services that specialise in supporting parents, and families.

Have a look at some of the organisations we have worked with in the list below and click or tap the name to find out more.


Ofsted – Parent View (as menu)

Link as follows

Welcome to Ofsted Parent View | Ofsted Parent View


Local Services

Bexley Voice - Bexley Voice is a voluntary group of parents and carers of children and young people (age 0-25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) living in the London Borough of Bexley. They provide an opportunity for parents and carers to express their views and input into the planning and delivering of SEND services.

Visit Bexley Voice HERE>


t: 07512 409936

Quell - This organisation aims to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of adults.

Visit Qwell HERE>

Bexley Local Offer- Local Authorities publish a 'Local Offer' website, that sets out in one place, information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). These including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans in Bexley.


Visit Bexley Local Offer HERE>

Greenwich Toy & Library Association - They are a registered charity who support children with special needs supporting their parent-carers.

t: 020 8854 7090

Visit GTLLA Here>

National Autistic Society (Bexley Branch) - The NAS are the UK's leading charity for people on the autistic spectrum and the support of their families. Since 1962, they have been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.


t: 07826 950496

Visit Bexley NAS Here>

Charlton Athletic Community Trust -  CACT empowers communities and changes lives by improving health, education and employment and reducing crime.


t: 020 8850 2866

Visit CACT Here>

Rehab 4 Addiction -  Rehab 4 Addiction offers a wealth of resources and information about addiction and mental health, which could be invaluable to those in need. They provide a helpline that offers immediate assistance to those struggling with addiction in Welling, a service that could be life-saving for any readers. They also offer a comprehensive directory of treatment centres throughout the UK, making it easier for those in need to find help nearby.

Visit Rehab 4 Addiction HERE>

National Services

Family Action - Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country. Family Action aim to be building stronger families.

t: 0808 802 6666

Text: 07537 404 282

e: Mon-Fri, 9am to 9pm

Visit Family Action HERE>

Barnardo’s- This well known organisation help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation. They give children caring for a loved one the help and support they deserve. Also, specialist workers support families through domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking and much more.

t: 0800 008 7005

e:  Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

if you are a child and need help call Childline on 0800 11 11, 24 hours a day.

Visit Barnardo's HERE>

Care for the Family - This organisation specialises in single parenting, bereavement, fostering, adopting, support for the physical, mental and sociological issues dads can face.

t: 02920 810 800

Visit Care for the Family HERE>

MIND- They wont stop until everyone experiencing a mental health condition gets support and respect. MIND are the premier mental health charity for all mental health problems. 

t: 0300 123 3393


If you feel more comfortable texting, you can now do so. Send your texts through to 86463.



The Samaritans - This well known team give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. They encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives. They offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need. They even help in prisons, schools, hospitals, and on the rail network. Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time and training others to do the same.

t: Helpline 116 123 , 24 hours a day.

Visit The Samaritans HERE>

Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide (SOBS) - SOBS express that “Only those of us who have experienced this terrible tragedy can truly understand, None of us need to suffer alone, together we can help each other”.

t: 0300 1115 065 9am-9pm Monday- Sunday



Reading & Watching 

Reading & Watching List for Cultivating a Calming Environment & Promoting Meditation Techniques in Children and Young people -

Connected Kids: Help Kids with Special Needs (and Autism) SHINE with mindful, heartfelt activities by Lorraine E Murray <HERE>

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All in Your Head by Carla Hannaford <HERE>

The 5-4-3-2-1 Method: A Grounding Exercise to Manage Anxiety - YouTube <HERE>

Mindfulness in Schools: Mindfulness and the Brain for Children - YouTube <HERE>

Self Care, Anxiety, Depression, Coping Strategies | On My Mind | Anna Freud Centre <HERE>

Relaxation Techniques | On My Mind | Anna Freud Centre <HERE>

Mindfulness in Nature Videos for Parents and Carers | Nip in the Bud <HERE>

If you know of a worthy organisation that has helped you and that you think may help others, please let us know and we will review your recommendation and add to our webpage.

Contact us with a web link by completing our Contact Us form HERE>