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Partnership for Children

General Details

Partnership for Children is an independent charity which promotes the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children around the world.

Our principal activity is a programme called Zippy’s Friends, which is now running in primary schools in 30 countries. 

We also develop resources for parents and teachers to help young children cope with difficult situations, such as  bereavement, bullying or divorce and separation. Many of these resources are available free of charge to download from our website.

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Cost Details
We are a charity organisation that offers resources for parents and schools - some are free from our Website. We provide a teacher training course for schools to run our Zippy's Friends programme - please contact for further details of course dates and prices.
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Age Groups
Pre-school, 16-25 years, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people

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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Many children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) study in mainstream schools, and many thousands of them have already taken part in Zippy’s Friends classes. We have produced an Inclusion Supplement, full of tips and ideas to help teachers in mainstream schools to include children with SEN. This is included as standard with every set of Zippy’s Friends materials. 

We have also developed a Special Needs Supplement to our Zippy's Friends programme for Special Schools. This is a much more extensive resource than the Inclusion Supplement for mainstream schools, and recognises the wide diversity of abilities, needs and ages. For instance, each of the stories in our Zippy’s Friends programme has been adapted for four levels of learning, with extensive use of Widgit Symbols. The Supplement includes:

• Ideas and advice for teachers 
• Activities suitable for different ability levels 
• Dozens of visual aids 
• Games 
• Social skills stories 
• Stickers 
• “Zippy Tips” cards to remind pupils of what they have learned.

We provide a wide range of resources so that teachers can select those which are most suitable and helpful for their pupils.

Our Zippy's Friends programme is also suitable and very effective with autistic children and young people.

For more details please see our special needs section on our website.


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