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Re-opening schools survey for young people with SEND and their parents

Wigan Council would like to do all we can to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND during the current pandemic. As we plan for the re-opening of schools for all children, we would like to hear the views of young people with SEND and their parents and carers.

This will help us to work with our schools and settings so we can develop the areas that matter the most to young people and their families.

This survey closed on 10th July 2020.

Tell us what support you've received during COVID-19

Wigan Parent Carer Forum are asking families to share their experience of support received during COVID-19, and to ask what families need moving forward. This will be shared with Wigan Council SEND team to help shape services and support.

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 would like to update you on what we're doing to ensure children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) continue to access education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The documents below outline the actions we're taking, in response to government guidance, and the approach which is set out in the Minister’s open letter. We have also responded to questions raised through Wigan Parent Carer Forum regarding children and young people with SEND at this challenging time. You will also find information on changes to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), autism panel assessments and short breaks.

SENDsational Young People's Group

A group for young people aged 13-25 with additional needs.

For more information and to book a place, please call 07447 527783.

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Feedback

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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