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)


EHCP Template Focus Groups

As part of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Alternative Provision (SENDAP) Change Programme Partnership (CPP), we have been asked to test a national standardised Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) template by the Department for Education (DfE). To help with the testing

Easy Read Leaflet for the Local Elections

Manchester City Council recently shared with us an Easy Read document that they developed to help autistic people with the upcoming local elections and the UK general election later this year. You can view the document by scrolling through the photos below or by

By |2024-05-02T15:23:40+01:00May 1st, 2024|Categories: Get Involved, Information Sharing|Tags: , , |

Help Us Choose the GM Autism Hub Logo!

Work is currently under way to develop the Greater Manchester Autism Hub, led by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), who have been awarded the role of lead provider around autism for Greater Manchester (GM). As part of this development, the Social Communication Pathway

Parents/Carers Needed for a University of Manchester Research on School Travel for Students with SEND

Please see the letter below looking for parents and carers who wish to volunteer some time for a short interview with a University of Manchester PhD candidate who is doing a research study on Home-to-School Transport for students with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).

By |2024-02-05T14:33:40+00:00February 5th, 2024|Categories: Get Involved, Information Sharing|Tags: , , |

Childcare Survey for Parents of School-Aged Children with SEND

As part of the Manchester City Council’s childcare sufficiency assessment, we hope to find out more about access to childcare outside of the core school day for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). If you are a parent/carer of a school-aged child

By |2023-10-09T12:47:34+01:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: Get Involved, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , |

Post-16 Education – What’s Important to You and Your Young Person?

We recently hosted two focus group sessions for Manchester City Council's post-16 commissioning team to listen to the views of parents and carers around post-16 education and training, including their journey beyond college: Preparing for Adulthood. We are very grateful to all the parents

Chance to Win an “Inclusion Matters” Conference Ticket

Hello, everyone! :) We have luckily been gifted a free ticket to Catalyst Psychology's "Inclusion Matters" conference, which will be happening on the 23rd of June, 9am to 5pm, at The Monastery Manchester. The "Inclusion Matters" conference is an annual opportunity for school staff,

My Introduction to the Movement for Inclusive Practices in the Early Years

A few months ago, I joined Manchester Parent Carer Forum as a parent representative for what I thought is an innovative and very worthwhile movement for inclusive practices for ALL CHILDREN, particularly those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), in the Early Years.

Get Involved: Parent/Carer Workshop to Develop Training for a Residential Care Service

Hello everyone! I am a Clinical Psychologist who previously worked for the Clinical Service for Children with Disabilities in Manchester. I now work independently and would like to create some training for a residential care service for children with learning disabilities and/or autism. I

By |2023-02-10T14:28:59+00:00February 5th, 2023|Categories: Events, Get Involved|Tags: , , , , |

Manchester SEND Survey 2022

We have just published this year's SEND Survey, with the aim of getting parents' & carers' views on how Manchester City Council, Education, Health, and Social Care settings/services have performed in terms of meeting the needs of our children and young people aged 0-25 with

By |2023-03-02T01:36:15+00:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Get Involved, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |