As a parent, there are ALWAYS times where you will question yourself, or not know where to find the answers - this is especially true with SEND. At St. Mary's, we have worked alongside parents of the school to find useful websites that have information to help with any processes or questions that you may have. As always, please ask the school too!
SOS SEN have free walk in centres around the country and give useful information about the legal and statutory rights that children with SEND have.
Special Needs Jungle creates easy to understand resources, articles and information for parents and carers of children with special needs, disabilities and health conditions to better enable them to navigate the special needs system.
IPSEA has a suite of free downloadable guides, resources and template letters available to parents and carers. These guides are complemented by a free Advice Line and Call-in Helpline which provide legally based information and next step advice on any educational issue that is a result of a child's SEND.
Staffordshire also has lots of helpful services that could advise you on various different aspects of your child's life and needs - take a look at the links below:
Staffordshire Connects SEND Local Offer is the place to go in Staffordshire to find information, support and services for children and young people with SEND:
Staffordshire Autism Outreach Team page, sharing resources and information.
Staffordshire County Council has created 8 Family Hubs to support you locally. Your local Family Hub is a virtual space where you can find advice and support, and connect with others in your area.
Click the link to find your local hub:
'Staffordshire Connects' provides some great information that can help to support with Education, Health and Care Plans:
The Hearing Impairment Team is part of the Specialist Support Service and support children and young people aged 0-25 with a diagnosed hearing impairment. Click this link for more information about who they are and how they could help:
The Vision Impairment Team is part of the Specialist Support Service and we support children and young people aged 0-25 with a diagnosed vision impairment. Click this link for more information about who they are and how they might be able to help:
Dyslexia friendly classroom information