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Swindon SEND Local Offer

The “go to” website for services and support available to children and young people from birth to 25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The SEND Statutory Service is currently experiencing a high volume of calls, in addition to this there is a high level of sickness within the Delivery Support Team and these are the staff who manage the ‘SEND Front Door’.  This means that with immediate effect and for a period of at least the next ten working days that all calls will be diverted to the Council’s main switchboard. Calls will automatically transfer so you do not need to ring a different number. All calls will then be sent into the SEND Service who will triage response times. We will aim to respond at the earliest opportunity and thank you for your patience during this time.

News

SEND Workforce Development Survey 2021

Practitioners and professionals – Do you want to help shape the future of SEND in Swindon? Here is your opportunity.

For more information and to complete the SEND workforce development survey 2021, click here

Open letter to parents regarding Annual Reviews

Lisa Savage, Interim Head of Statutory SEND, has drafted an open letter to inform you of the steps that we are taking to address this and provide you with the information you need.

To view the open letter, please click here.

Are you a parent of a child with SEND or a professional working with a child with SEND?

If you work in schools, health or social care settings, within local authorities or developing policy for children with SEND, please share your views in a short (10-15 minute) anonymous online survey.

For more information please click here.

Aiming High Consultation 2021

All local authorities must have a Short Breaks Statement to explain the range of short break services provided in the area, any criteria and how services are designed to meet the needs of carers. Swindon's Short Breaks Statement is due for review.

For more information please click here.

Urgent information about SEND Service telephone line

The SEND Statutory Service is currently experiencing a high volume of calls, in addition to this there is a high level of sickness within the Delivery Support Team and these are the staff who manage the ‘SEND Front Door’.  This means that with immediate effect and for a period of at least the next ten working days that all calls will be diverted to the Council’s main switchboard. Calls will automatically transfer so you do not need to ring a different number. All calls will then be sent into the SEND Service who will triage response times. We will aim to respond at the earliest opportunity and thank you for your patience during this time.

To speak to a member of SEND service, please call 01793 464641. 

Lines are open Monday-Thursday 8-5pm and on Friday 8-4:30pm. 

Or alternatively email the SEND Service inbox at SENDService@swindon.gov.uk.

To find out more about The SEND Service please click here.

 

BEST - Get on Track Wellbeing Program in 2020/21

BEST will be teaming up with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and Wiltshire and Swindon Sport to help young people improve their self-esteem, get more physically active, improve wellbeing, raise confidence and learn new skills.
For more information click here

Updates from the SEND service – Coronavirus

Swindon Borough Council is working with Swindon SEND Families Voice to develop a set of frequently asked questions for Special Educational Needs. These will be updated and added to as more information becomes available to us.

What's on?

Transitions Roadshow 2021 is coming...

The Swindon Preparing for Adulthood Transitions Roadshow 2021 will be run as a virtual event, from Monday 20th to Friday 24th September. For more information please click here.

Summer Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2021

Parents or carers of eligible children are invited to apply for a place online using the form on the Swindon Borough Council page here.

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