SEND updates

Read the latest updates about services and support for children with SEND and how you can get involved

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CQC reports

Posted on 02.12.2020.
The CQC has published "Out of sight – who cares?", a report looking at use of restraint, seclusion and segregation for autistic people, and people with a learning disability or mental health condition.   You can read the news release to see the main points from…

Ministerial open letter to share with all children and young people with SEND and their families

Posted on 24.11.2020.
Vicky Ford, MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, has published an open letter dated 9 November 2020 to all children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and all others who support them. Following the…

November e-bulletin from Supportive Parents now available

Posted on 13.11.2020.
Supportive Parents is the South Gloucestershire Special Educational Needs Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS). SENDIASS is a statutory service the local authority must provide. Supportive Parents provide Children and Young People (0-25 yrs), Parents and Carers with free, confidential, and impartial information, advice and support…

An Introduction to the SEND Local Offer by South Glos Council and South Glos Parents and Carers

Posted on 10.09.2020.
South Gloucestershire Council and our co-production partners South Glos Parents and Carers have created a short video explaining how to use the South Gloucestershire SEND Local Offer. The video shows how to use the website to find the information you need and introduces the service directory which…