Family Support Directory
Parents and professionals can access these services
by searching our
Alternatively, you can contact us directly:
Family Information Service
Index for Children with Special and Particular Needs
To make sure that you receive up to date information about
services, events and schemes for you and your child, please
register your child on the Index of Children with Special and Particular
Support Wales is funded by the Welsh Government and it aims to
improve the lives of children age 0-5yrs, who have additional
needs. In the Vale of Glamorgan, Early Support funding has been
used to develop the Sense of Play Project. There are many useful
publications for parents and carers and training available for
parents and professionals.
The Council provides many services for children with special and
The Pupil Support Service is available for children
age 0 - 19 years and includes Special Educational Needs, Education
Psychology, Education Welfare and Speech and Language services.
There are a number of special schools and mainstream schools that
provide special needs units.
The Child Health and Disability Team provide a
variety of support to disabled children. Their service is
aimed at children who are aged between 0 – 18 years and who have a
learning disability or a significant physical or sensory
The Sports and Play Development Team create
opportunities and initiatives all year round for people of all ages
and abilities to take part in physical activities. There
is also a Disability Sports Directory of all sports clubs
suitable for children and young people with
If you feel your child has any special needs, talk to your
GP or Health Visitor and they can refer you to the Special
Needs Health Visitor.
Please search our Family Support Directory, which contains a
category for 'Children with Additional needs'.
A table has been put together detailing organisations in the
Vale of Glamorgan that work with children with disabilities and
these are shown by age group and type of disability
The following organisations offer information, help and
- Contact a Family National
helpline: 0808 808 3555, local helpline: 029 2039 6624 providing
information and advice about benefits, special educational
needs, medical conditions, local parent support groups and much
- Cardiff and Vale Parents
Federation The Federation is for parents, families, friends and
unpaid carers of disabled children and adults with learning
disabilities living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
They produce the 'Where You Stand' Directory of
services for people with a learning disability in Cardiff and the
Vale of Glamorgan.
- Autism in
the Vale The is a service provides by the Vale of
Glamorgan Council and you will find information, support groups and
advice for children and adults who have Autistic Spectrum