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SEND Advice Service

Skylarks SEND Advice Service is open but is operating at a limited capacity.

We have 2 staff members who are able to offer advice and information: Jonathan Rourke and Gemma Smith. If you would like an appointment with either of them, please register with us at and then email to make an appointment

We have lots of information sheets which may answer your questions. You can find all our RESOURCES around education here. We urge you to read our information sheets before contacting us please. We also offer training sessions and small group tutorials.

To request an appointment, either by phone, F2F or online, please email

You can find our pre-recorded videos below. Please note, you will need to register as a member of Skylarks and then log in to view these. They are free of charge.

Here is a list of alternative providers who may be able to assist you:

IPSEA have a phone line you can call as well as lots of information on their website.
SOS!SEN also have a helpline and walk-in Advice centres
All Local Authorities have to provides a SENDIASS which you can find here for your area. 
The SENDIASS service for Richmond and Kingston can be contacted here.
The charity RUILS also offer advice for Richmond and Kingston residents
South West London Law Centre provides free 30 minute consultations with an Education Solicitor. Details are here.

We also have a small number of appointments with Fiona Slomovic of Advocacy and Mediation Consultants that we can offer to families with complex situations. Your case will be considered by our in-house SEND Education Advisors who may refer onwards if deemed necessary. Please contact if you would like to be considered for this.