What does the workshop cover?

This workshop has been developed to support parents and carers gain an idea of what the local are of Bolton has to offer for families with a child or young person with SEND.

We will cover a who’s who of professionals locally, what they are responsible for and how they all connect together. We’ll take a look at the NHS locally and map out how the different elements fit together and how that impacts the journey of families locally. 

Social Care can be confusing to many families, from direct payments to respite, we’ll delve in to the detail.

Finally we are going to look at what the voluntary sector can offer you, from activities, to support to volunteering opportunities.

This workshop is suitable for any family at any stage of the journey. 


Suitable for:

All ages, 0-25

Any level of SEND


Mini overview:

Mapping the area

NHS explained

Voluntary Sector 

About our workshops in general

Our sessions are always run in small, informal groups, this allows for parents to ask questions and receive answers there and then. We encourage conversation and parents who have attended workshops tell us this makes the sessions even more beneficial.

As the sessions are 2 1/2 hours we always have a short break and drinks and snacks are provided throughout the session.

The content of all our workshops are legally accurate and up to date with Bolton SEND processes as they are written by Cheryl Wyatt from IAS who has current legal SEND training. Through our work as a parent carer forum we work closely with Bolton Council and the NHS to ensure that the information about processes and services is also accurate.

All attendees are given a handout to take home that covers the content of the sessions and legally based information.

This workshop is hosted by Cheryl Wyatt from IAS and Nan Cooper from BPC, both of whom are parents to teenagers with SEND.

Our workshops are held at The Bolton Hub which has car parking nearby, details of which can be found by clicking here

Dates 2020

No further dates planned for this workshop at present.