SEND Local Offer
Just a reminder the SEND virtual Local Offer Drop-in is this Wednesday 9th September, 10 -12 noon.
This is for parents and carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) who are looking to find information and support around education, social care and short breaks etc.
Virtual Send Parent Drop In click here
You can contact any of the following services, who will be on call during this time to help:
Local Offer Team
Telephone: 0161 234 1946
IAS (Information, Advice and Support) Team
Laura Nardella: 07717 340928
Helpline: 0161 209 8356
Manchester Parent Carer Forum
Dr. Michelle Hacking, Clinical Psychologist at North Manchester Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), will be answering questions live at this event.
Manchester Parent Champions
Early Help Hub
Helpline: 0161 234 1977
Short Breaks Team
Jenny Horlock: 07946 395493, Helen Osei: 07866 001469
One Education (Educational Psychologists)
Abigail Sterne: 07984 559164
Rodney House Outreach Service
Caroline: 0161 230 3675
Lifted Carers Centre
Emma Gerrard: 07385 568990
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Ways to get information, advice and support:
The Local Offer is the name for all the activities, services, advice and support offered across Manchester for children and young people with SEND and their families. Local Offer
Local Offer drop in events
If you want to meet services that can help your child and have your questions answered, come along to a Local Offer drop in. We have attached a leaflet showing where and when the next drop ins are taking place.
Information, Advice and Support Manchester
Parents/carers who want individual, independent advice on any issues relating to SEND can contact Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM). You can phone their confidential helpline - 0161 209 8356, or email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Champions are parents and carers of children and young people with SEND
They have been trained on the Local Offer and are able to help other parents get the information and support they need. Parent Champions attend every Local Offer drop in and many champions are speakers of community languages. They can help with things such as: local activities for children with SEND, giving your views at meetings, explaining where you can get help with filling in forms. Parent Champions can be contacted through IASM: email@example.com
Manchester Parent Carer Forum are a volunteer parent group
They work to represent the voice of parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. They invite all Manchester parents/carers to join the Forum. There is more information about free membership and Forum coffee mornings and activities on the Forum
Manchester City Council runs a participation register for parents and carers of children with SEND. Everyone who joins will be sent a discount card to use on meals and shopping as well as getting emails with useful information about events and activities for children with SEND. To join click here