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Anxiety-Based School Avoidance (ABSA) – Manchester Schools Guidance Document

Back in June 2020, Manchester City Council published an Anxiety-Based School Avoidance (ABSA) guidance for schools, recognising that increased awareness and understanding of anxiety and how it affects access to education is of paramount importance. The document was co-produced with parents and carers in Manchester

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Digital Independent Specialist College (DISC) – Supported Internship Opportunity

Digital Advantage, who for the past few years have been delivering their Digital Inc. programme to young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), recently shared with us information about their Digital Independent Specialist College's (DISC) full and part-time supported internship offer. The

Explore Manchester – Summer 2022 Information Packs

We are now accepting applications for the "Explore Manchester" summer information packs! This year's packs include an activity newsletter containing easy activities for young children, a summer-themed word search, a daily checklist for children and young people, self-care tips for parents, and plenty of

Useful Info for SEND Families on Manchester Day 2022

Manchester Day, the annual celebration of "everything great about the city," is back this year after two years of hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. As part of Manchester's Our Year programme, this year's celebration will focus on our city's children and young people.

Important Changes to Referrals for the Social Communication Pathway

Please see below a letter explaining some changes to the Social Communication Pathway (SCP) referral process. In summary, the changes are: For Early Years children (aged 3 to 5): The SCP will only accept referrals for those who have had exposure to community group

Christmas has come early – design a light-up motif to be displayed in Manchester!

As part of the Our Year campaign, Manchester City Council, in partnership with Blachere Illumination, are running a competition for children and young people to design a new Christmas motif. The competition offers a fantastic creative art project capturing the imagination of Manchester’s children

Service Review of Talbot House Support Centre

Manchester City Council is undertaking a service review of Talbot House Support Centre and they would like to hear from families who have accessed service. If you have accessed or have been supported by Talbot House within the past 3 years, please either book for

Easter SEND Community Offer

We are pleased to share that there are plenty of FREE activities that Manchester's SEND families can access over the Easter holidays. This is part of a packed SEND Community Offer for families living in the Manchester City Council area. Cycling & Egg Hunt

Greater Manchester Parent / Carer Focus Groups

Below is a message from the co-chairs of Greater Manchester (GM) Parent/Carer Workstream for the GM Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP): Hello, Parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) are an often overlooked group of