29 July 2022| | 2 min read
Parents and carers are invited to help shape Newcastle’s SEND Strategy
Newcastle City Council is developing a new strategy for children and young people with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) which will cover how education, health and care services can work together to meet their needs and ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people who have SEND.
In September, the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) will facilitate a series of online events for parents and carers to share their views on the following key questions;
What a good life for children and young people with SEND should look like in Newcastle
What is currently helping to achieve this goal
What is currently holding children and young people with SEND back from living that good life.
What would make the biggest improvements in the lives of children and young people with SEND, and their families
The findings from the focus groups will be reported by CDC to Newcastle City Council for publication on the Local Offer and circulated to all focus group attendees. There will also be two workshops with professionals where the results of the focus groups will the used to inform discussions about the city’s future SEND strategy.
Cllr Sylvia Copley, Cabinet Member, a Growing City, Newcastle City Council said; “We are committed to supporting all children and young people and would encourage as many people as possible to engage in these events, let us know what works well, and how you would like to see the SEND strategy in Newcastle developed in the future.”
There are five sessions available which you can book via any of the links below.
Tuesday 6 September, 10.30am-12.30pm:
Saturday 10 September, 11.00am – 1.00pm:
Wednesday 14 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm:
Sunday 18 September, 11.00am – 1.00pm:
Tuesday 20 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm: