Coronavirus (Covid-19) updated information for SEND families

The government has recently updated its guidance on the temporary changes to SEND legislation relating to coronavirus (Covid-19).

To summarise the main points, South Gloucestershire Council has refreshed their SEND information for families webpage, which contains useful information for parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities. Included are links to the Integra home learning resources for parents, and the weekly SENsational newsletters, which can be found on our SEND Local Offer.

There are also links to South Glos Parents and Carers website, which contains a range of resources and links to help you.

Please note that during the current pandemic, some of the information and services listed in our SEND Local Offer may be affected in line with the temporary legislative changes. We therefore recommend that parents and carers bookmark and visit the SEND information for families webpage on the main South Gloucestershire Council website, in order to get the latest information on the council’s response, updates on services and what support is available.

News from Supportive Parents SENDIAS Service

Your local South Gloucestershire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) continues to offer information, advice and support during the current lockdown measures. This includes helping children, young people and parents and carers prepare for virtual meetings.

Supportive Parents have also launched a new Virtual Hub for young people aged 16 to 25 years with special educational needs and disabilities. You can watch this video on their website to find out more.

Supportive Parents are also offering a South Glos Virtual Support Group on 16 July 2020. Children, young people and parents and carers can meet virtually with staff from Supportive Parents during the day or the evening, via ZOOM. They will also be talking about going back to school or college full time. The meetings are as follows:

Date: 16 July 2020

Daytime Virt​ual Support Group: 10:30am - 11:30am

or

Evening Virtual Support Group: 7pm - 8pm

Please note that spaces are limited and booking is essential. You can book a place using Eventbrite here.

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