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SEND Local Offer: Who to Contact in Manchester

Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchester

Telephone: 0161 209 8356


For free confidential and impartial information, advice and support about any matters relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities of children and young people up to the age of 25 years.

Please contact the service if you wish to access an Independent Supporter to help you prepare for an Education, Health and Care Plan.

Statutory Assessment Team

Telephone: 0161 245 7439


Enquiries about requests for Education, Health and Care Plans including conversions of SEN Statements.

Travel Co-ordination Unit

Telephone: 0161 219 6400


Enquiries about home to school transport for children with statements of SEN or EHC plans. Please note that telephone enquiries are answered by Environment On Call.

Specialist Resource Team

Enquiries about short breaks for children and young people with SEND.

Telephone: 0161 219 2125


New referrals for short Breaks

If your child has never been in receipt of a Short Break, you can call our Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001.

Existing short Breaks

If a child is already in receipt of a non-specialist short break, you can attend a Short Break Review Morning for a review. Here are the 2018 dates

Parental Engagement Team

Enquires about promoting or demonstrating the Local Offer to parents and Professionals.

Telephone: 0161 234 1946


Early Help Hubs

North: 0161 234 1973

Central: 0161 234 1975

South: 0161 234 1977