Together achieving better decisions and brighter futures for Manchester families of children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

BECOME A MEMBER

We have heard from many of parents and carers that having to tell our story over and over, and repeatedly explaining how to support our child or young person, can be emotionally draining and upsetting. We feel that one great way to help with this would be to have a person-centred profile consistently available and used by professionals in all settings.

In Manchester, we have developed a person-centred profile for children and young people that will be universally recognised in Education, Health and Social Care services across the city. We are calling these documents About Me (AM) and More About Me (MAM).

The purpose of the AM/MAM is to:

– Explain a child or young person’s needs clearly to anybody working with or supporting the child or young person
– Explain to less familiar carers/ support workers how individual children or young people express themselves
– Help a child or young person interact with their peer group and those around them
– Support people to understand the needs of the child or young person
– Help those working with the child or young person to keep them calm and safe

Over time, we expect professionals across Education, Health, and Social Care to be able to assist families in using the AM/MAM templates when creating their child’s first person-centred profile, or when helping them update an existing profile (e.g., One-page profiles, Health Care Passports). We also intend for the documents to be eventually recognised in universal services such as the police.

You can find more information and download the AM/MAM templates on Manchester Local Care Organisation’s website

Below are some articles and events relating to the About Me (AM) profiles:

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (North Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (Central Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (South Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (Central Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions. This

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (North Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (Central Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

Melland High School Parent/Carer Information Day and Winter Fair

We have been invited to join Melland High School's Information Day and Winter Fair, which will be happening on the 30th of November 2023. We will be setting up a stall at the event, together with other organisations and service providers, including: 4CT Limited

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (South Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (Central Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (North Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.