SEND Review

SEND Review

The SEND Green paper is a long awaited response to the Goverment SEND Review that was carried out in 2019. A summary of the review can be read here Summary Version The SEND review was a wide ranging look at how the SEND Reforms of 2014 had been implemented. It was...
Workshops are back!

Workshops are back!

We are delighted to be able to re-start our face-to-face workshops for parents and carers back at our base, The Bolton CVS Hub, in central Bolton. We have developed 2 new workshops that we hope will support parents and carers new to the SEND journey, as well as those...
Help us improve the transition to adult health services

Help us improve the transition to adult health services

We have 4 session planned: Tuesday 30th March at 12:00pm – For parents and carers whose young person has left school Thursday 1st April at 4:30pm – For parents and carers whose young person has left school Wednesday 21st April at 6:00pm – For parents...
SEND Handbook

SEND Handbook

If you have ever been on one of our workshops over the last couple of years, you will more than likely have heard us talk about the Senco Handbook. This handbook was written by Sue Cornwell back in 2014 when the SEND Reforms were introduced. Sue Cornwell is...
Strategic Work

Strategic Work

One thing that hasn’t stopped since March is our commitment to representing parents at a strategic level locally. The SEND steering group which is made up of local professionals working at a senior level in a variety of different areas of SEND in Bolton. We have...
New Transition Webinars

New Transition Webinars

We’ll be running our transition sessions as normal this Autumn, albeit online via webinar. Our transition workshops have always been extremely popular as we know it’s can be confusing navigating that move, whether it’s starting Primary School, or...
Improving the SEN Support Framework

Improving the SEN Support Framework

SEN Support is and area that we have focused on for a few years. We hear many experiences of parents who find navigating the support pupils receive who don’t have an EHC Plan frustrating. Understanding the support available for pupils with SEN can be tricky for...
Connecting with the North West

Connecting with the North West

Did you know your experiences and what you tell us influences national changes? We have always met regularly with our North West PCF neighbours, but this has been stepped up during covid. Every week since April, parent carer forums from the North West region have met...
Workshops and social distancing!

Workshops and social distancing!

We love our workshops! We love meeting parents, answering questions, sharing stories and eating too many sweets! We knew that lockdown meant just making a change, so we went online. It’s strange not having a room full of people and not having chatter as we go...
Information during Covid

Information during Covid

During the covid pandemic we are working with Bolton Information Advisory Service to bring parents and carers a weekly bulletin of the most relevant information. There seems to be changes to government guidelines on a daily basis, and the media reporting all sorts of...
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