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SENDs 4 Dad

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SENDS 4 Dad is a community-run support group for dads and male carers who have a child with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The child doesn't need to have a formal diagnosis and the child can be of any age (including adults).

The main aims of the group are:​

  • To provide social opportunities for dads and male carers to get together with people in similar circumstances​.
  • To ensure members have access to social media avenues to discuss issues and celebrate​ successes​.
  • To hold events where dads and male carers (and their families) can bond with their children in an​ environment where there are other dads.

SENDS 4 Dad run regular events in Northampton, which include:​

  • A weekly Sunday activity club at the Frank Bruno Foundation
  • A monthly social night
  • A monthly breakfast morning
  • Wellbeing days, family fun days, sci-fi/comic conventions, and days at local​ sporting events.


Search for "SENDS for Dad" on Spotify, Apple, Google, Breaker, Pocketcasts, RadioPublic, or wherever you get your podcasts. SENDS 4 Dad are always looking for contributors (or anyone interested in chatting) for the podcast).

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  • Brackley Area
  • Corby Area
  • Daventry Area
  • East Northants Area
  • Kettering Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • Wellingborough Area
  • North Northamptonshire
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Age range
Suitable for ages from 18 years to 99 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
  • Caring Responsibilities
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Eligibility criteria
  • Carer / Family / Parent / Relative
  • Gender - Boys and/or Men Only
Provider category
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support

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Last updated 20 March 2024