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Navigate (Scope)

Support offered for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Navigate is a national mentoring service, helping provide support at the start of your journey as a parent of a disabled child. It's a six-week programme that aims to put you in touch with a personal advisor, helping you to talk about your feelings and concerns.

It's a six-week programme that aims to put you in touch with a personal advisor, helping you to talk about your feelings and concerns.

The service will help you with:

  • organising your thoughts and feelings
  • practical advice and suggestions
  • coping strategies and insights
  • taking positive actions and helping you with emotional wellbeing

About the programme

You will also have a personal advisor that will work with you to:

  • explore your needs and personal goals
  • agree your 6-week action plan, and
  • provide you with support, if you need it.

You will also have weekly catch ups with your adviser.

Reaching the end of the programme

At the end of the 6 weeks, you will look at what did or didn’t work and rate your overall progress. 

Depending on availability, you may get to choose to start again with new goals.

Eligibility 

Navigate is open to any parent or carer who:

  • lives in England or Wales 
  • has a child under 18 years of age, who is going through or has received a diagnosis in the last year.

This service is online or by phone. For more information, please visit our website.

Service details

Who needs to make the referral?
You can apply online or get a referral from the helpline. Contact with your adviser will be online or by phone. If there is no space, we will offer you the opportunity to join a waiting list. We will do our best to point you to supporting information.
Age Range
Parents and carers of 0-18

SEND information 

SEND Details

The service can support people with special educational needs and disabilities by:

  • organising your thoughts and feelings
  • practical advice and suggestions
  • coping strategies and insights
  • taking positive actions and helping you with emotional well-being
Environment

Accessing the service

You can apply online or get a referral from the helpline. Contact with your adviser will be online or by phone.

If there is no space, we will offer you the opportunity to join a waiting list. We will do our best to point you to supporting information.

NEW: British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters

You can access video calls with BSL interpreters on mobile, desktop and laptop for free, using out InterpretersLive! service.

More info can be found at www.scope.org.uk/british-sign-language-interpreters/

Who to contact

Name
Navigate
Telephone
0808 801 0510
Email
navigate@scope.org.uk
Website
www.scope.org.uk/family-services/navigate/
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