We're Hiring a SEND Education Adviser - Join Our Team!
September 21, 2023
A fabulous opportunity to join our team at Skylarks as our new SEND Education Adviser
Activities and News from other organisations
September 20, 2023
Get the latest info and updates from other organisations.
Counsellors needed for Off The Record
July 12, 2023
Opportunity for a professional counsellor to work with children with additional needs
Record-breaking return of the Richmond May Ball on Richmond Green, raising over £100,000 to support local charities
May 18, 2023
The Richmond May Ball returned to the green after a three-year break. Skylarks and Homestart Richmond staff and volunteers enjoyed a memorable night for the charities as joint beneficiaries.
General information on other organisations
April 27, 2023
Find out more about other organisations including support groups and resources for parents and carers.
Skylarks partners with new charity Neurodiversity in Business
September 27, 2022
Skylarks are pleased to announce our partnership with new fast growing charity Neurodiversity in Business.
We've been shortlisted!
September 20, 2022
Skylarks are immensely proud and grateful to have been nominated for the Children and Young People's Care Awards 2022.
Our new career coaching programme
July 6, 2022
We're pleased to announce the launch of our new careers coaching programme developed in partnership with Talentino.
A big thank you to Stowe Family Law Richmond
March 21, 2022
Skylarks is incredibly grateful to Stowe Family Law Richmond for their recent donation of £250. Support such as this from local businesses is so important to Skylarks and makes a big difference to our work supporting children with additional needs and disabilities, along with their families.
Go the extra mile for Skylarks this year
February 14, 2022
This year we have lots of opportunities for you to get involved with fundraising, are you up for the challenge?
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GLAMOROUS EVENTS!
February 14, 2022
Volunteers wanted! Could you help at some evening events? Skylarks is kindly invited to fundraise at awards events run by our corporate partner, Haymarket Media.
Highlights from this year
December 8, 2021
A look back at the last year including some of our highlights
Managing Director of Skylarks elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
November 8, 2021
Aaron Guiver, Managing Director of Skylarks, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, known more formally as the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
Skylarks Scoops Up a Win at the National Diversity Awards
September 20, 2021
Skylarks is honoured to be awarded the Community Organisation for Age at the National Diversity Awards 2020.
July 26, 2021
Meet our Superforce 15! Three remarkable young people are fundraising for Skylarks' 15th birthday and you can help them on their mission.
Skylarks Comic #4 - Meet the Volunteers
June 1, 2021
Meet our new recruits to our Skylarks Supers our Volunteers. Celebrating volunteers week 2021
Welcoming our new Managing Director
January 11, 2021
Skylarks has moved to appoint its first Managing Director at the charity.
Skylarks - A Christmas Carol
December 15, 2020
Our Supers bid farewell to 2020 and teach that nasty CV villain a thing or two about what Christmas is really all about
SEND Advice Service - Workshops for parents
November 19, 2020
At Skylarks we aim to relieve the stress that parent-carers are under by giving them the tools they need to advocate for their child. We are pleased to be able to announce a new service for our families.
Skylarks Shortlisted For An Award!
November 11, 2020
Skylarks is very proud to be recognised as one of the Top 4 Community Organisations at the BAPS Awards 2020.
In Memory of Madissa Asgari MA, BA (Hons)
October 20, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our founders daughter, Madissa Asgari, who died unexpectedly on Friday 16th October.
Where to get help - emergency contacts in time of crisis
August 22, 2020
Where to get help - emergency contacts in time of crisis
Helplines, phone numbers, text services and apps that you can use in a time of crisis
Craft activities to do with your child(ren)
July 30, 2020
Susie's Cooped Up Craft Corner
All Susie's ideas for arts and crafts activities from our weekly newsletters are gathered together in one place here.
Lots of ideas for activities for you and your children to do during lockdown
Information on other organisations Summer 2020
July 29, 2020
We have gathered together lots of things that are going on locally over the summer for children with additional needs and disabilities.
We hope you will find this summary useful.
Virtual thank you party - Through the Skylarks Keyhole
July 12, 2020
We were pleased to be able to entertain our volunteers at our virtual thank you party with this videoed team game.
And now we would like to offer you the opportunity to go Through the Skylarks Keyhole too!
LGSCO report on audit of SEND services in Richmond and Kingston
June 28, 2020
The LGSCO Audit Report is now in the public domain and was the front page of the Richmond and Twickenham Times on Friday
The audit was discussed at the council’s Education and Children's Services Committee on 24th June
Richmond Council has published a statement.
Richmond Parent Carers Forum has published their response.
Fundraising ideas and news during lockdown
May 28, 2020
A selection of fundraising news items from our weekly e-newsletters all gathered together in one place.
Read on for news on how we have been fundraising during lockdown and for new ideas on future fundraising.
Can you help us? You will also find some ideas of fundraising events that you could easily do from home.
Skylarks is extremely grateful for all support, from families, local organisations and charities, schools, churches, PTA's, our corporate partners and many others.
Self-care techniques and tips to use during lockdown
May 22, 2020
As parents of children with additional needs and disabilities, we rarely have time for ourselves or put our needs first. However, all parents need a little bit of time for themselves, otherwise we cannot keep on giving. You cannot pour from an empty vessel!
So our therapists at Skylarks have put together some suggestions of how to give yourself a little breathing space, either when things seem overwhelming or as a regular preventative measure.
Safeguarding at Skylarks and beyond
May 18, 2020
Safeguarding and child protection at Skylarks. How to keep your child safe online.
We updated our Safeguarding Policy to reflect the way we operated during the Coronavirus closure.
We have also included tips and guidelines for helping to keep your child safe onine.
Information on other organisations May 2020
May 13, 2020
Newsletter sent 13th May 2020 with information on what other organisations are offering to families who have children with SEND. Useful advice, information and support for families.
Haymarket raises £70k for charity partner Skylarks
May 10, 2020
Haymarket Media Group today announced they have raised over £70,000 for their charity partner, Skylarks.
Skylarks Superheroes Come To The Rescue
April 12, 2020
Prentis Rollins creates new Skylarks Superheroes in our first ever comic strip addition against the evil CV-19.
Skylarks nominated for a National Diversity Award
February 25, 2020
Vote for Skylarks; https://nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/nominate/27233/
February 2, 2020
Children from Skylarks (or Me too & Co as we were then) say "thank you" to viewers of Countryfile who raised money for BBC Children in Need
Lululemon supports local charity
December 2, 2019
Skylarks are very pleased to announce that Lululemon London has chosen us as a charity to support during 2020 in Richmond upon Thames.
Haymarket dedicated to supporting Skylarks
May 1, 2019
Haymarket Media (UK) and Twickenham-based charity partner Skylarks today officially announced their partnership, as part of Haymarket’s CSR programme.
Skylarks Awarded Queens Award
June 15, 2018
Skylarks praised its volunteers after receiving the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.