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)


Start Well Focus Group

There is ongoing work to develop a strategy to give children in Manchester the best start in life.The Start Well Strategy aims to shape how families experience the first 1000 days of their child’s life, which is fundamental to establishing good patterns and practices that

Review of Early Years Ordinarily Available Provision

Back in June, we shared with you the final draft of Manchester's Ordinarily Available Provision for Early Years document, which describes the support, strategies and activities that are available in early years settings to young children with additional needs, regardless of formal diagnosis or specialist

Key Messages for Manchester City Council Staff Trainings on SEND

Manchester City Council will soon be running training sessions for their staff to update them on the Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) reforms. In preparation for those, they would like to have a short online discussion with parents & carers about what key messages

By |2020-10-08T20:02:55+01:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: |

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

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, you have to be: A Manchester resident Over 18

Our Future Manchester – Consultation with SEND Families

Manchester City Council is reviewing the Our Manchester Strategy and they would like to hear from families of people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). They want to gather your thoughts, ideas and suggestions so that it can feed directly into the review of

By |2020-09-22T13:23:18+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , |

SEND JSNA Interactive Session with Parents/Carers

Manchester City Council is updating our city's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). According to NHS guidance, the JSNA is "a systematic method for reviewing the health and wellbeing needs of a population, leading to agreed commissioning priorities that

By |2020-09-10T12:49:53+01:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: , , , |

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

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 to support them. The letter provides advice and guidance

Manchester City Council Letter to Parents Re: Return to School

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 of measures done in relation to EHCPs and the

By |2020-08-28T17:54:36+01:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , |

Feedback on EHCP Personal Budgets

Manchester City Council is looking to review its Personal Budgets Statement for Children and Young People with EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plans). We would like to ask for your feedback about your experience with applying for, accessing, using, and reviewing/monitoring your child's / young

By |2020-08-18T17:06:44+01:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , |

Designing Inclusive Environments with Arup

Manchester City Council recently shared with us this video from Arup's Access and Inclusive Environments Team, who are looking to promote inclusive design for everyone over the coming years. The informative video above is part of their Arup Adventures video series, where the firm's employees

By |2020-08-13T17:39:48+01:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , |