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The Local Offer Review Board

From 1 September 2014, the Local Offer Review Board replaced the Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD) Board.  The Board members are from health, education, schools and social care as well as representatives from parent groups in Manchester. The purpose of the board is to ensure…

The Care and Support Jargon Buster

The Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean. The definitions were developed and tested by a steering group that included people who use services, carers, representatives from local…

How do I add my service to 'Help & Support Manchester'? (or take ownership of our existing entry)

To keep the directory as up to date as possible, we ask that organisations and services register, to allow you to either create a new entry or take ownership of an existing entry and update it as and when you need to. If you notice something…

Manchester's Register of Disabled Children

Manchester's Register of Disabled Children The Register is a database of children and young people aged 0-19 years with disabilities or special educational needs. The Register aims to improve access and take up of services, and identify gaps in provision. The information you provide is…

Working Together in Manchester:Register of Parents who want to Get Involved

Working Together in Manchester: Register of Parents who want to Get Involved Are you the parent or carer for a child or young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities? Do you want to make a difference in Manchester? Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchester…

SEND Local Offer: Help available through Sure Start Children's Centres

Sure Start Children's Centres offer a range of services for all families of children under the age of 5.  These are known as universal services.  These include: Ante Natal/Post Natal Services Healthy Child drop in Health and Development Reviews Early Learning opportunities for families and…

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…

Minister of State for Children and Families letter to DCS about the transfer of statements to EHC Plans

Transfers from Statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments to Education, Health and Care plans letter, attached to this record.

Are you eligible for free childcare for your 2 year old?

Many children aged two can have 15 hours free early learning a week at a day nursery, playgroup or with a childminder. Early Learning in a childcare setting helps children with their development and to gain confidence, ready for when they start school.  Find out if…

Local Offer Report August 2015

Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not…