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COVID-19 advice and support on new restrictions

Please read the following open letter from Vicky Ford, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their families and carers and those who work to support them.

This letter provides advice and guidance on the re-opening of schools to all pupils from 8th March 2021. The letter covers attendance, public health advice and education recovery.

Wigan Parent Carer Forum newsletter

Wigan Parent Carer Forum Newsletter is now available online, with information for families of children with SEND, including activities and training

Autism awareness and workshops

A full programme of online training for parents and carers of children and young people with autism is available.

World Autism Awareness Week 29th March – 4th April 2021

Wigan Council are supporting World Autism Awareness Week, with information and activities as part of their AutismFriendlyWigan campaign. The campaign aims to

  • Raise the awareness of autism
  • Promote the acceptance of autism
  • Work towards an autism friendly borough
  • Have a look at Autism Awareness Week

Wigan Youth Zone Survey

Wigan Youth Zone has secured funding for an Inclusion Co-Ordinator. They are seeking the views of families of children with SEND and personal assistants regarding their provision through their online survey

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.

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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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