Dandelion Time welcomes referrals for our core family programme as well as for additional programmes which are available at specific times, for example our Transition programme for children moving up to Secondary School which runs in the summer terms.

Dandelion Time’s core programme is most suitable for children and young people aged 7-13 and for whom experience of trauma is past rather than on-going.  The core therapeutic programme runs for between 10 and 15 weeks, with the referred child/children attending weekly half-day sessions with a primary carer(s) in term time only.


Please ask a professional who knows your child/children best to contact us regarding a possible referral to Dandelion Time.  This could be your child’s school SENCO or FLO, your Early Help Worker, Social Worker, GP, or other professional.


Please contact Laura Irvine to discuss a possible referral and to access our referral form: or 01622 814 001.

Please note that there is currently a waiting list for placements and Dandelion Time generally cannot offer urgent placements.

As a charity, Dandelion Time requires a contribution towards the cost of each placement; please contact us to discuss funding.  In some circumstances funding is also required to cover transport costs.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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