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 that will help children and young people “build back stronger and reclaim their future.” Manchester is also looking to create a legacy, for our city to be recognised by UNICEF as “child friendly”.

We came across a few opportunities for parents and carers to influence universal children’s services here in Manchester, which we share to you below:

Please answer these parent/carer surveys (and ask your kids to answer the child/ young person ones) to help ensure that Manchester’s children’s services will be as inclusive as possible to children & young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).