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Christmas Happy, Active, Healthy SEND Packs

This holiday season, we have again partnered with 4CT Limited to deliver the popular "Happy, Active, Healthy (HAH) SEND Packs" to families in Manchester. It's like the paperbag sensory and activity kits that we introduced last year - but with an Explore Manchester and

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How to Get Involved with the Local Area SEND Inspection

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors will be coming to Manchester next week to assess how effective our local area is at identifying and meeting the needs of children & young people who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The inspection will

Letter from Manchester City Council Re: Local Area SEND Inspection

Today, we received the following letter from Manchester City Council, where they give an overview of what happens during a Local Area SEND Inspection and ask parents & carers to take part in a survey that Ofsted & the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published as

Salford Autism Exercise Project

This was recently shared to us by a fellow Manchester parent-carer who works with the Salford Autism Exercise Project: We have our last set of swimming sessions starting in January and are currently looking for participants. Your child should be between 7-11 years with a

Holiday Activity and Food Packs Design Session

Following the success of last summer's Happy, Active, Healthy Packs, we are again working in partnership with 4CT Limited to deliver activity, information and healthy eating packs to families of children or young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) who receive Free School

Home-to-School Transport Issues

Over the past few months, we've heard from a number of parents and carers about issues they've encountered with regards to school transport. We raised your concerns, as well as a request to make public the home-to-school transport policy, to strategic contacts within Manchester

Opportunities to Influence Children’s Services

We've been informed that Manchester will be dedicating 2022 as the "Year of the Child" - a year to celebrate and further support children and young people in Manchester. As part of this city-wide campaign, they will create a programme of activities, opportunities and experiences

Barnardo’s Recruitment Open Day : Learning Disability and/or Autism Early Intervention and Prevention Service

On Saturday, 25 September 2021, 10am to 2pm, Barnardo's will be holding a Recruitment Open Day at Benchill Children’s Centre in Wythenshawe (M22 4PZ). We are looking for people who have: A passion to support children, young people and families A belief that with the

Research on Autistic Experiences of Covid Lockdown in 2020

A fellow Manchester parent-carer recently shared with us this invitation to get involved with a research study in her university: Hello, My name is Eve Bent and I am a PhD researcher at the University of Salford. I am currently running a study examining the