SEND News Roundup – May 2022
Welcome to our first SEND news roundup!
These roundups will be published regularly, so you can see ‘at a glance’ the latest updates about services and support for children with SEND and how you can get involved.
You can read more about any of the items by following the links below.
In this roundup:
- The Department for Education has published the ‘Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child’ white paper. White papers are policy documents produced by the Government that set out their proposals for future legislation. You can view the paper and its accessible versions here.
- The SEND and Alternative Provision Green Paper builds on the Schools White Paper above, and is your chance to tell the Government what you think of their proposed changes to SEND services across the country.
- SEND and You SENDIAS and KIDS Consortium are hosting an interactive workshop for children and young people to have their say about the SEND Review and Green Paper on Tuesday the 31 May, at The Station, 10:30am-12:30, Bristol. For more details or to book a free place visit the Eventbrite link.
- SEND and You SENDIAS have their latest Information Series on Supported Decision Making, which you can find details of in their ‘Youth Matters’ May Newsletter, along with details of the virtual Group Meeting 13 June, 7-8pm. Register for this free session here. They are also running virtual and in-person support group meetings on 21 June for parents and carers to discuss the topic of ‘Transitions’. Get free confidential impartial information, advice and support by registering.
- South Glos Parent Carers are working in partnership with neighbouring Parent Carer Forums on an exciting project to help families waiting for an Autism Assessment for their child or young person. More details and how to book onto individual sessions can be found on their Eventbrite page. You can also read the latest Spring newsletter here, which includes details of how to become a parent representative.
If you have any feedback on this roundup or suggestions for how it could be improved, please email us at CAHIAG@southglos.gov.uk or contact us using the ‘Contact us or feedback’ option at the bottom of this page.