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Manchester City Council’s Letter to Parents of Children with EHCP

By |January 20th, 2021|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Below is a letter from Isobel Booler, Manchester City Council's Head of School Quality Assurance and Strategic SEND, that is being sent to all parents/carers of children and young people with an EHCP (Education, Health and

Invitation for Interview with Family Fund

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

Back in May, Family Fund received additional funding worth £10 million from the Department of Education to help provide grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children in England this year. The

Fledglings Gift Card for Manchester’s SEND families

By |October 17th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , |

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

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

By |October 7th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , |

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,

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

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

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

By |September 4th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

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

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

By |September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Manchester City Council Letter to Parents Re: Return to School

By |August 28th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , |

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

Related Events

Support for SEND Families

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Back in the summer of last year, Manchester City Council held a co-production event with SEND parents and carers to gather our ideas about activities for the summer holidays. This resulted in a wide range of

Working with Your Child During Lockdown

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Educational psychologists, Abigail and Audrey from One Education, work with nurseries, schools and colleges in Manchester and they will give some information and tips about how to work with your child during lockdown. The session