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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.

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: