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Fledglings Gift Card for Manchester’s SEND families

Fancy a £50 voucher to spend in Contact’s online Fledglings shop? Contact has 40 gift cards worth £50 each for families in Manchester to spend in the charity’s Fledglings shop. This offer is open to families who could benefit from some extra support during the

Your Thoughts on the Lightopia Festival

The Lightopia festival is returning to Manchester this year! In preparation for Lightopia's return this November, the forum will be meeting with people from Manchester City Council and Heaton Park to discuss how to make the event more accessible to families of children and young

URGENT: Tablets for Socially Excluded (via Manchester City Council)

We have been informed by Manchester City Council's Local Offer/ Parental Engagement team about free devices for SEND families who have no access to a tablet and internet. Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for a device, you have to be: A Manchester resident Over 18

Invitation to Get Involved in a Documentary

We recently received the following invitation regarding the impact of ethnicity in education. Hello, *My name is Lyttanya Shannon and I’m directing a documentary for the BBC*, about the experience of the children of the *windrush generation* in the *British education system, during the 1960s

By |2020-09-14T15:57:29+01:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , |

Q&A from the July Virtual Local Offer Drop-in

We asked participating organisations/teams in the last Virtual SEND Local Offer Drop-in to collate questions that parents asked them so we can share the information to more parents & carers. Below are the questions that parents asked at the July SEND Drop-in (click or

Information, Advice and Support Manchester’s (IASM) Working Practice

Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) wants to find out if their new way of working during the coronavirus pandemic is suitable to families. Please answer the quick survey below (2 minutes) to help improve our local SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and/or Disability IAS Service).

By |2020-09-04T15:37:19+01:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

Ministerial open letter to children and young people with SEND, their families and carers and those who work to support them

Vicky Ford, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, wrote an open letter to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), their families and carers and those who work to support them. The letter provides advice and guidance

Manchester City Council Letter to Parents Re: Return to School

Manchester City Council recently wrote a letter to all families of children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). In it, Isobel Booler, the Head of Schools Quality Assurance and Strategic SEND, wrote of measures done in relation to EHCPs and the

By |2020-08-28T17:54:36+01:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , |

Feedback on EHCP Personal Budgets

Manchester City Council is looking to review its Personal Budgets Statement for Children and Young People with EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plans). We would like to ask for your feedback about your experience with applying for, accessing, using, and reviewing/monitoring your child's / young

By |2020-08-18T17:06:44+01:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , |