Yesterday, we received the following letter from Julie Hicklin, Manchester City Council’s SEND Lead, wishing all parents & carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) the very best for the Christmas holidays and the coming year.

The local authority also thanks the forum, the Parent Champions, and the Manchester Working Together Network (MWTN) for our work around co-production this year.

We want to wish all parents and carers an enjoyable time this Christmas and a happy new year.

Once again, we have been so grateful for the work you do in co-production with the local authority. Your work is really making a difference for Manchester children and young people with SEND and their families. We appreciate how difficult this year has been for so many families and the support you have offered to other parents and carers has been amazing.

With all our best wishes for the holidays and the new year


Julie Hicklin
Children and Education Services
Manchester City Council