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

The Manchester Parent Champions are members of our Manchester Working Together Network.

You can learn more about them on their MWTN page: http://manchesterparentcarerforum.org.uk/manchester-working-together-network/manchester-parent-champions

You can also read more on the Local Offer website: https://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/advice.page?id=tUaUQpQBfvI

Below are some articles we published relating to the Manchester Parent Champions.

Support for SEND Families

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 fantastic summer offerings made available across the city to

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

This virtual drop-in is happening in place of the monthly SEND Early Help Local Offer Drop-ins that normally happen on a rotating basis across the city. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the drop-ins will be done virtually until further notice. This virtual drop-in is for

Dads’ Support Group Conversation

We are currently working with buzz Health & Wellbeing service to set up a support group for fathers and male carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). This initiative was one of the outcomes of the Start Well

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

This virtual drop-in is happening in place of the monthly SEND Early Help Local Offer Drop-ins that normally happen on a rotating basis across the city. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the drop-ins will be done virtually until further notice. This virtual drop-in is for

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

This virtual drop-in is happening in place of the monthly SEND Early Help Local Offer Drop-ins that normally happen on a rotating basis across the city. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the drop-ins will be done virtually until further notice. This virtual drop-in is for

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

This virtual drop-in is happening in place of the monthly SEND Early Help Local Offer Drop-ins that normally happen on a rotating basis across the city. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the drop-ins will be done virtually until further notice. This virtual drop-in is for

Anxiety Based School Avoidance – Manchester Schools Guidance Document

Manchester City Council recently published their "Anxiety Based School Avoidance" guidance for schools. The document was co-produced with parents and carers in Manchester and "describes the factors that play a part in what used to be called ‘school refusal’, as well as sharing best practice

Boating At Heaton Park for SEND Families

This summer, Manchester's SEND families can have some boating fun at the Heaton Park lake every Monday morning in August. Sessions last 25 minutes and can be booked between 10am-12noon. There’s a choice of swans (four-seater pedalos), dragons (two-seater pedalos) and rowing boats (seats four).

Groundwork Outdoor Sessions for SEND Families

These outdoor sessions from Groundwork will take an Emotional Wellbeing theme. It is a 4-week programme over the summer holidays that will engage young people aged 10 -14 in unique outdoor nature-based play activities. Activities will take place twice a week for 3 hours a

Creative Ceramics for SEND Families

Venture Arts has two creative projects that over 100 SEND families in Manchester can do at home this holidays. The first is to join artist Dominic Bennet in creating ceramic weasels. Dominic was inspired by The Wind In The Willows as a child and has