Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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Parent Partnership & Safeguarding LEAD

Karen Foot and Lucy Curtis play an important role at Danecourt offering support and guidance to the families of the children attending Danecourt.

Karen and Lucy are able to offer support working directly with parents/carers in a non judgemental way, empowering them and their families to get the most out of school and home, signposting where appropriate and necessary.

Parent Partnership (ID 1147)

They are also able to offer advice, working in partnership with parents / carers advising on topics such as practical childcare, the importance of good attendance, parenting skills and in implementing the requirements of any agreed care or formal plans.

Karen and Lucy are also trained as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads and work as part of the safeguarding team in ensuring the prevention of neglect, abuse and exploitation of pupils.

Should you wish to contact Karen or Lucy you are able to do so via email - 

Alternatively you can telephone them on 01634 232589

Useful Contact Information for Families

  • 0-25 Disability Team - 01634 338500
  • Medway Council Children's Services - 01634 334466
  • Out of hours Children's Services - 03000 419191
  • NSPCC -  0808 800 5000

Contact a family - for families with disabled children

UK charity providing support, information and advice to parents whatever the disability of their child.  Through a helpline and family support service, they provide advice on any aspect of raising a disabled child, including help with finances, benefit entitlements, education, short breaks and debt issues.

Helpline:   0808 808 3555


Cliff Road, Strood

Supportive environment for parents/carers of disabled children and young people with a variety of additional needs to have a voice within Medway.             

Telephone - 01634 333145 / 07813 123984

Medway Puzzles

A new group supporting families with children with ASD.

Telephone - 07375 042398

Kent Autistic Trust

Family support service offering advice and information – monthly meetings

For information:  Jo Blamires (Family Support)

Telephone - 01634 405168                        Email:

Family Action

Includes Medway Sendias, a SEN and Disabilities Information service providing a range of free and impartial help to parents/carers, children and young people.

Telephone - 01634 566303

Club AUsome

A safe, welcoming and non-judgemental environment for families affected by or dealing with Autism.

Email -

Telephone - 07875 601380


MAGIC is an independent Medway-based charitable organisation providing a range of activities and events to support families living with autism, Asperger’s and other learning difficulties.   They offer youth clubs, coffee mornings, activity days and a supportive ear should you need it.

Medway Autism Group Information Centre

Bradbury House, View Road, Cliffe Woods, Strood, ME3 8UQ

Telephone - 01634 570706 / 07739 430436