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Short Breaks Survey for young people with SEND

Are you a young person with special educational needs or disabilities? Wigan Council would like to find out what groups and activities you have taken part in, as well as your ideas for activities you would enjoy.

SENDsational young people’s Halloween fun night

Join us for some Halloween fun with a spooky quiz on Monday, 2nd November, 6.30pm-7.30pm via Zoom (link will be sent prior to session).

The session is for young people aged 12-25 years with additional needs and their friends and siblings.

For further details you can call Wendy on 01942 827361 (Monday - Friday) or Lisa on 07447527783 (Satuday - Sunday).

Transition and Beyond 2020 event

A series of online information sessions for young people with disabilities will be held from 23rd - 28th October 2020.

Join the event online to find out more about local services to support young people and their families.

All information will be available through the event on Transition Event Facebook page  or follow the event on Twitter @TransitionEvent.

You can contact the team by emailing   transitionevent@wigan.gov.uk and  Digital Wigan has information if you need help to get started online.

Short Breaks Survey

Short Breaks provide enjoyable experiences for children and young people with a special educational need or disability, away from their family. This enables them to have fun, make friends and develop skills, while giving families a necessary and valuable break from their caring responsibilities.

We want you to help develop the Short Breaks offer by sharing your views and experiences in our Short Breaks Survey.

The survey will close on 30th October 2020.

SEND survey feedback

Earlier this year a consultation was carried out with young people with SEND and their parents regarding the re-opening of schools to all pupils in September 2020.

SEND bulletin for parents

Wigan Parent Carer Forum and Wigan Council have created a SEND bulletin for parents, with updates and information including training, events and resources.

Re-opening of schools to all pupils in September 2020

North West SEND Regional Network

This is a partnership of local, regional and national organisations and groups supporting children and young people with SEND and their families.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

We will continue to update you on what we're doing to ensure children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have access to education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep checking this page for further updates.

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We are always looking for feedback on the content of the Local Offer. We are required to report on any feedback that we receive and what we have done in response to it.  You can find a link to our latest report above.

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