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

Vicky Ford, MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, has published an open letter dated 5 March 2021 to all children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and all others who support them.

On Monday 22 February the Prime Minister announced that all children and young people should attend their educational setting from the 8 March.  The letter highlights information and support which is provided for children and young people with SEND as they return to full attendance at schools and colleges.  It also provides guidance on delivering rapid testing, face coverings, vaccinations, education recovery, specialist support and mental health and wellbeing support.

The SEND local offer is your source of information on help and support for families and children 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

If you need further advice you can contact the council’s SEND team by:

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