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Improving the Local Offer: Our Response to your Feedback

Your Feedback A parent emailed us to tell us that she had looked on the Local Offer to find out who to contact about progress of her request for an Education, Health and Care Plan.  Her comments were: “From the Local Offer I found a…

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…

Information and advice on Apprenticeships

Information regarding funding high needs students on apprenticeships can be found in the funding principles for 2015/16.  Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are also another option for high needs students. High needs funding for apprentices is met by the EFA through the SFA’s apprenticeship funding methodology, in summary…

Information on Personal Budget/Direct Payment

If an assessment by a local council shows that care services should be provided, you or the person you are looking after, have a right to ask for a direct payment instead of having the service arranged by a local council. This cash payment allows…

Information, Advice & Support

Do you need help or advice or are you just looking for a chance to network with other families? In this section, you will find information about local and national services and organisations as well as links to useful websites offering support to Manchester families…

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

 At this time IAS are not offering face to face meetings however we are still operating a confidential helpline service Monday-Friday 8.30- 4.00 p.m until further notice. Our case officers check the inbox messages between 0830 and 1530 and will respond to your query throughout the course of the day…

Information, Advice & Support Manchester

In this section you will find information about Information, Advice & Support Manchester. Parts of this area of the Local Offer are under development - soon you will find details of services and resources for parents and practitioners.

JSNA (Joint Strategic Needs Assessment)

What is JSNA? A JSNA stands for a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.  A JSNA describes a process that identifies current and future health and wellbeing needs in light of existing services and informs future service planning taking into account evidence of effectiveness.  A JSNA identifies 'the big picture', in terms of the…

Leaving Care? - Advice & Information

If you are a young person leaving care you may need help moving into adulthood, living independently and making your own decisions.  Please view our main website for advice and information.

Lee Scott's Report - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 2016

At the Contact a Family / National Network of Parent Carer Forums Conference , Edward Timpson announced the publication of the report produced by Lee Scott. His report can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-experiences-with-schools-and-colleges In March 2016, the former Secretary of State Nicky Morgan invited Lee Scott…