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.

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

Pedal & Picnic for SEND Families

Join Simply Cycling staff for an all-ability guided ride and picnic on Manchester’s green routes, off-road trails and parks. The 2hr activity is for two families at a time (max. 10 people) and the routes will be geared around needs and abilities. This photo

Treetop Trek for SEND Families

Two hour sessions of tree-riffic bouncy adventure in the high trees are on offer at Tree Top Trek in Heaton Park. Enjoy free play high up in the trees on huge bouncy nets with super-fast slides and aerial walkways. These special sessions for Manchester's SEND

Community Market Garden for SEND Families

These 2-hour sessions at Platt Fields Market Garden are FREE for Manchester's SEND families. Activities include seed balls and bug hotels, painting plant pots and pebbles, Garden Bingo, and sowing seeds to take home. Sessions are 1-3pm every Thursday in the holidays - 30th July

School Summer Play Spaces – Melland

Melland High School’s playing field is open to families for three weeks of the holidays - Monday 27th July to Friday 14th August, between 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday. This is for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 25 years.

School Summer Play Spaces – The Birches

The Birches Specialist Support School is offering summer play spaces over the coming weeks. This is for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 18 years. The Birches has 45-minute play slots in two areas: The slide playground

Co-Production : Parent Moderation of EHCPs, Good Practice in Early Years, Anxiety Pathway

To celebrate Co-Production Week, we asked various partners from Manchester’s Education, Health and Care services to reflect and share with us how co-production has helped them deliver provision to families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Here is a

Co-Production in Manchester

In celebration of National Co-Production Week, we invited some partners from the Local Authority to reflect and share with us how co-production has helped them deliver services to SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) families in Manchester. Below is a message from Maureen Howell, Manchester

A Message of Thanks

Today is the last day of Volunteers' Week and we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to everyone who has helped the forum during our journey of representing parent voice and promoting co-production in Manchester's Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)