The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.
The drop-ins are usually attended by the following organisations, subject to their availability:
Manchester Parent Carer Forum
We’ll be on hand to listen to your stories and questions. We will try to help and signpost you to the relevant services and organisations who may be able to give you expert advice and support.
The SPACE Team will also be there to speak to you about the wonderful parent/carer support group that they regularly run.
Local Offer Engagement Team
Manchester City Council’s Local Offer team organises and hosts these drop-ins. You can talk to them about what’s going on in and around Manchester, including how to find important SEND information via the Local Offer.
Early Help Central
“About Me” Person-Centred Profiles
The About Me (AM) document is a person-centred profile that will show professionals across Education, Health and Social Care a snapshot of your child and the kind of support that they need in order to thrive. For those with more complex needs, there is a “More About Me” (MAM) section at the back that can contain even more information that may be of benefit.
Bright Futures Family Support Service
Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) / Travel Training (Phil Samphire)
Manchester Parent Champions
One Education (Educational Psychologists)
Educational psychologists from One Education will be doing 30-minute one-to-one sessions via :
Please reserve your exclusive time slot through the button below:
Rodney House Outreach Service for Early Years (RHOSEY)
Short Breaks team
SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice and Support Service) team
Future SEND Early Help Local Offer Drop-ins
Click here for information about future SEND Local Offer Drop-ins across Manchester or to learn more about the SEND Local Offer in Manchester. Please note that, due to the coronavirus situation, we may need to replace future drop-ins with virtual sessions.