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Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) is a 2 year programme funded by the Department for Education and is delivered by a partnership between the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi), the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and Helen Sanderson Associates (HSA). The partnership…

The Local Offer (Disability & Special Educational Needs)

The SEND Local Offer offers information for parents, in a single place. The Local Offer helps children, young people and their parents to understand what services and support they can expect from a range of local agencies - including their statutory entitlements. View SEND useful…

Information, Advice & Support (IAS) Manchester - formerly Parent Partnership Service

Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchester is the new name for the Parent Partnership Service. IAS Manchester offers impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers to increase their involvement in the education of their children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The…

Young Carers in Schools

Young Carers in Schools is a free England wide initiative making it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers and awarding good practice.  In doing so, it supports and celebrates effective local partnership working. Run jointly by Carers Trust and The Children’s…

What is a Young Carer?

What is a Young Carer? Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances. The tasks and level of caring undertaken by young carers can…

Options for dealing with your debts

Find out what options are available if you can't pay your debts. You'll be asked questions about: How much you owe, your assets (eg property and possessions) and your income. View the support information on the GOV.UK website.

Whole Family Pathway

This is a tool for all adults’ and children’s services, education, health and other agencies who have contact with young carers and their families. The Children’s Society has developed this Whole Family Pathway, to ensure that however a family (Parent or Child) in need of…

The Local Offer for Young People

Finding Out About Support Near You You can find out what support there is near you by looking at the Local Offer. This is the name of a web page or written information, like a leaflet. It is written by your local authority, which might…

EHC Needs Assessment for a young person

Finding out what support you need Sometimes we might need extra help in school, college or training. To find out if you need extra support, you might have an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment. This is a careful look at what you might need…

Information Advice & Support for a young person

Are you aged 25 or under? Are you disabled or do you have special educational needs? Special educational needs are when you need extra support to learn things. The law says that you can get information, advice and support. You can come to us if…