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SEND review - right support, right place, right time
The government has published a green paper on the future of the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision (AP) system and is undertaking a public consultation on the green paper’s proposals.
Parents, carers, young people and professionals are invited to share their views via our online survey so you can help ensure every child and young person with SEND and those in alternative provision can thrive and be well prepared for adult life.
The survey closes on 22nd July 2022.
Consultation on law relating to reviews of EHC plans
The Department of Education have put together an online survey on the actions that a local authority should have to take if it proposes to amend an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan following a review meeting. Children and young people with EHC plans, their families and professionals are invited to share your views on proposals made in the hope that they will benefit children, young people and their families, at the same time as delivering a more workable process.
The consultation closes on 12th August 2022.
Wigan Parent Carer Forum Coffee Mornings
Drop-in coffee mornings for parent carers of children with SEND with the opportunity to speak with a range of professionals and meet other parent carers. All coffee mornings are held on Tuesdays.
- Where? Ashland House, Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan
- When? 20th September, 18th October and 15th November
- What time? 10am-11am.
Embrace behaviour support sessions
Monthly support group for parents and carers to explore and share different strategies, approaches, ideas and information.
- Where? Wigan Youth Zone, Parson’s Walk, Wigan WN1 1RU
- When? These events are currently being held on the last Monday of each month, 6pm-8pm.
For more information please contact Andy on 01942 233323. Please note that you are asked not to bring children to the sessions
Autism awareness and workshops
A full programme of online training for parents and carers of children and young people with autism is available.
Neurodevelopmental Pathway drop-in sessions are held in various venues across the borough, giving parents and carers the opportunity to speak to professionals.
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.
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.