Families with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Support Needs section of our Local Offer aims to covers a range of support services for our families in Walsall.
Families with SEND Support Needs
Post-16 Education, Learning and Employment
In this section you will find information about Post-16 education.
MAX CARD SCHEME
The Max Card Scheme is the UK's leading discount card for foster families or children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. Benefits include discounted admission to theme parks, castles, museums, ten pin bowling, trampolining and much, much more!. Go to my www.mymaxcard.co.uk/browse for…
What is The Local Offer?
The Local Offer is a Local Authority’s publication of all the 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 have Education, Health…
Walsall joint local area Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) inspection published (07.05.2019)
Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted a joint inspection of the local area of Walsall in terms of services and support for children and young people with special education needs and / or disabilities. A joint statement from Councillor Chris Towe, portfolio holder for…
Budget Consultation – Children's Services budget proposals for 2018/19- 2021/22
Walsall Council is legally required to set a balanced budget and whilst we have a medium term financial strategy, we annually review and refresh the budget following consideration of how to allocate available money. The setting of the budget involves making some tough financial decisions…
Personal Health Budgets for Children and Young People 0-18
A personal health budget is an amount of money to support the identified healthcare and wellbeing needs of an individual, which is planned and agreed between the individual, or their representative, and the local clinical commissioning group (CCG). In line with current legislation Personal Health…
A personal budget is a statement of the amount of money needed to meet your eligible social care needs. It allows you (or your representative) to control the financial resources for your support and the way the support is provided to you. Young people and…
What are Universal, Targeted and Specialist provision for children, young people and their families?
What is universal provision? These will often be services that are available to all children and young people, and their families, in Walsall. They can be accessed without needing any specialist resources or assessment. What is targeted provision? These are services for children and young…
What is an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan?
Most children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will have their needs met in local mainstream settings. These educational settings should try to meet the needs of these children and young people. Some children and young people may not make expected progress,…
Roles and Duties on Health to cooperate - Designated Medical Officer (DMO)
The SEND Code of Practice gives clear information on the responsibilities of health services and this includes a commitment to support and develop the EHCP process, joint commissioning of new services and the creation of the Local Offer. There is a duty to provide a lead professional, known as the Designated Health…
Learning disabilities: help your child learn
If your child has a learning disability, there are steps you can take to help them learn. Local support services may be able to guide you along the way and help you work out how best to communicate to aid their learning. If your child…