Information, Advice, Guidance and Support
Here you will find information and links about where you can get information, advice, guidance and support about Special Educational needs and Disabilities (SEND).
You will be able to find which services can offer you the right type of support to meet your needs; this includes services provided by the Local Authority but also links to external organisations where you can access impartial advice and support.
Information, Advice and Guidance
Warrington SEND, Information, Advice and Support Service helps parents, carers and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in early education settings, schools and colleges. Most children will move through pre-school, school and college without any major problems, but some children and young people may have difficulties in learning. If you have concerns or worries they may be able to help. http://www.warringtonsendiass.co.uk/
There are also many more organisations within this section who can provide information, advice and guidance on a range of SEND topics.
Support Groups, Voluntary and Private Sector Organisations
Do you want to be able to speak to other parents who have been in the same situation as you? Or find a support group that is aimed at helping you or your child’s needs? You will find details of different support groups in this section. There are also details of voluntary and private sector organisations that may be able to offer you further support.
Mediation and Disagreement Resolution
Many concerns can be settled through conversations or meetings with the other people involved. Sometimes however, a more formal meeting to discuss the issues can help move the situation on. You can find out more about how you access mediation support in this section.
You can also find out more about the SEND appeals tribunal in this section
SEND (Special educational needs and disabilities) additional information and guidance below:
- Procedures for Safeguarding Children by Warrington Safeguarding Children Board [opens in new window]
- Warrington Safeguarding Adults Board Policies and Procedures [opens in new window]
- The Attention Card confirms to emergency services personnel that 'The person you have with you will have a medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition'. They should be treated as a vulnerable person and PACE 1984 guidelines should be followed. Apply for an Attention Card here
- Top Parenting Tips a booklet which offers some good ideas for parents whose children are having problems with their feelings. Download it here
- Hate Crime - What is it? How to report it? What is Warrington's Hate Crime Strategy? Read more here
- An introductory guide: The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms in England. Guidance for families of children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions aged 0-25, to help you navigate the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system in England, understand what the SEND system could mean for you, learn how to navigate it and explain who’s here to help. Click here
- View list of other SEND documents available for download