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)


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

Manchester SEND Survey 2021

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 done in terms of meeting the needs of our children and young people aged 0-25

By |2022-02-07T13:28:28+00:00February 7th, 2022|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

Request: Short Videos for Social Worker SEND Training

Over the past few months, we have been working with multi-agency teams from Manchester City Council (e.g., Workforce Learning & Development, Social Care, Local Offer) to develop a training programme for social workers, with the hope that it will help them be better able to

By |2022-01-15T00:13:37+00:00January 15th, 2022|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , |

How to Get Involved with the Local Area SEND Inspection

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors will be coming to Manchester next week to assess how effective our local area is at identifying and meeting the needs of children & young people who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The inspection will

Letter from Manchester City Council Re: Local Area SEND Inspection

Today, we received the following letter from Manchester City Council, where they give an overview of what happens during a Local Area SEND Inspection and ask parents & carers to take part in a survey that Ofsted & the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published as

Opportunities to Influence Children’s Services

We've been informed that Manchester will be dedicating 2022 as the "Year of the Child" - a year to celebrate and further support children and young people in Manchester. As part of this city-wide campaign, they will create a programme of activities, opportunities and experiences

Have Your Say on the Proposed New DLA Child Form

Hi everyone, Following the survey we sent out a few weeks back regarding the dreaded Disability Living Allowance (DLA) forms, there will be a meeting the week commencing 9th August to discuss the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) proposed changes and have a little

About Me / More About Me Profiles Pilot

For the past one-plus years, we have been part of a multidisciplinary project group working to develop a person-centred profile document for children and young people that will be universally recognised across Manchester. The group has agreed to call these profiles "About Me", with

By |2021-06-20T15:34:13+01:00June 20th, 2021|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , |

Review of IAS Manchester Tribunal Guides

Back in October 2020, Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) held a workshop to try and co-produce SEND Tribunal factsheets with parents & carers. They have progressed with the work and have since decided to create tribunal guides with more detailed information. The guide documents

By |2021-05-19T14:12:46+01:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

Your Feedback: Redbank House Sensory Rooms

Following the success of the Local Offer and Short Breaks activities last summer, Manchester City Council again reached out to parents & carers to look at what could be added to their programme of activities for the spring term and Easter holidays. Discussing together with