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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

We want to empower Salford families to access all support available to them. A good starting point is the Local Offer.

SEND 0-25 Pathfinder

We’re testing how Multi-Agency Meetings can enable parents to make choices that best meet their children's additional needs. We are hoping to stop using formal 'panel' processes behind closed doors. The pathfinder is in Eccles, Irlam and Cadishead. It started in September 2017 and is currently being evaluated. Find out more in our video:

Contact if you would like any further information.

Click the image to see the latest full sized version of the pathway we’ve been testing:

0-25 Pathfinder flowchart

We've also created some stories to illustrate the proposed new pathway

Helping young people with learning disabilities achieve their future aspirations

Salford was selected as an innovation site by the Department of Health to design ‘person centred community approaches’. We're testing personal budgets for young people with learning disabilities through a process of ‘planning together’ with a group of families. We're focusing on transition into adulthood because we know that for many families this can be a scary time.

Ten families are helping to design and test more creative approaches. They are working with services like health, schools and colleges, children’s services and adult social care. The idea is to build on families’ strengths so that young people can achieve their aspirations in a way that makes the most sense to them.

Background - what is 'SEND'?

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person, including:

  • behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
  • reading and writing, for example, because they have dyslexia
  • ability to understand things concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
  • physical ability

You can find an assessment of how many children in Salford have additional needs on the Salford City Council website (under 'Children and young people').

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