This virtual drop-in is for the benefit of parents and carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) who are looking to find information and support. Share your stories and ask questions. We will try to help and signpost you to the relevant services and organisations who may be able to give you expert advice and support.
How to Join the Virtual SEND Drop-in
From 10am to 12pm on the 13th of January, you can contact us or any of the following services, who will be on call during this time to help:
Manchester Parent Carer Forum
Local Offer Engagement Team
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
Dr. Michelle Hacking, Clinical Psychologist at North Manchester CAMHS, will be doing one-to-one sessions via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 812 1232 2849
If there is an ongoing consultation when you click on the link, you may have to wait until the current parent has finished their consultation. Zoom will notify CAMHS and you will be placed in the “waiting room” until the host lets you in.
Early Help Hub
Helpline: 01612 341977
IAS (Information, Advice and Support) Manchester Team
Lifted Carers Centre
Manchester Parent Champions
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester Sensory Support Service (for children with hearing or vision loss)
One Education (Educational Psychologists)
Rodney House Outreach Service for Early Years (RHOSEY)
Clare : 0161 230 3675
Short Breaks Team
Chat with Fellow Parents and Carers
Would you like to have an informal Zoom chat with fellow SEND parents & carers?
You can join us through the link below:
Topic: Relaxed Chat with Fellow Parents
Time: Jan 13, 2021 11:20 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 944 6132 0501
You can join us at any time between 11:20am and 12 noon. You can chat with voice or text; video optional. 🙂
Questions from the Previous Virtual SEND Drop-in
We have produced a Q&A blog post based on questions asked by parents who participated at the December virtual drop-in:
With thanks to the Local Offer team and participating services for coming together to produce the list.
Future SEND Early Help Local Offer Drop-ins
Click here for information about future SEND Early Help Drop-ins across Manchester or to learn more about the SEND Local Offer in Manchester. Please note that, due to the coronavirus situation, we may need to replace future drop-ins with virtual sessions like this.