My thanks to Rob Morello, FIS Manager at SCC, for demonstrating this extraordinarily helpful on-line Directory. This fits well with supporting young people who are in danger of being excluded from school because of disruptive behaviour, or who face other difficulties. Whether a parent or a teacher, just go to the SCC website, then to FIS and you reach this simple page;
Press ‘Directory’ and then add in your own keyword (eg Special Needs Support) and location (home, school, district etc), to receive a detailed list of all options available. I am very grateful to Joe Crome, Community Foundation for Surrey, who is working with Rob and his dedicated team to ensure that all relevant charities and organisations are featured in the directory. Rob and his team of advisors sweep the information on a rolling programme throughout the year to ensure that it is up to date and accurate, although active review by the organisations themselves is also encouraged, particularly as they add new services or develop increased capacity. As Rob emphasises, the more this facility is used, the better it will become!