Children with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND)

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The information on these pages has been put together to enable parents who have a child with special needs and/or disabilities (SEND) to find the information they are looking for in one place. 

There is information on a wide range of subjects and organisations. Information on this page relates to the latest news in the field of SEND both locally and nationally while there is an alphabetical list of categories on the second page.

Consultation on developing services in Sandwell to support carers of people with learning disabilities and/or a neurodevelopmental disorder

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking views about the development of specialist services in Sandwell to support carers of people with a diagnosed learning disability and/or a diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder (e.g. Autism, ADHD). It has arranged a meeting to be held at The Yemeni Community Association, Greets Green Access Centre, Tildasley Street, West Bromwich, B70 9SJ on Thursday 17 January 2019 starting at 1.00. For further information and to book a place please telephone 0121-612-1447 or email If you cannot attend the meeting you can give your views by completing an online survey

Government announces review to improve the lives of autistic children

The Government has announced that it is to gather evidence to inform a review of the lives of autistic children. It will gather evidence from autistic children, their families, their carers and professionals. For more details please click here

New activity timetable published by Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children

Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children (SPDC) has published details of activities taking place between December 2018 and January 2019. If you need a booking form please contact SPDC using the phone number in the newsletter.

Childhood Stroke Guidance

Over 400 babies, children and young people suffer a stroke every year. The Stroke Association offers a Childhood Stroke Support Service – providing information, advice, support and networking events to families affected by stroke in childhood. The service is UK wide and freely accessible. The organisation has also produced a set of resources to support this work as well as a poster to help identify the signs of stroke in a child.

New Work Experience Guidance

Accessing high quality work experience can be difficult for young people with SEND. The organisation Preparing for Adulthood has produced new Work Experience Guidance that aims to show how effective partnership working between education providers and employers can break down the barriers to accessing work experience. The new guidance is one of a number of resources relating to employment that can be found on the Preparing for Adulthood website.

Resources to Support Children and Young People with Physical Disabilities

The organisation pdnet has produced a number of resources to support children and young people with physical disabilities. These include an effective practice hub, online training and a set of standards to help schools and other settings evaluate their provision. The resources can be accessed on the pdnet website. You will need to register using an email address to access the resources.


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