Bristol is being inspected by OFSTED next week on how it delivers services for children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) and this is a chance for parent carers to have their voice heard.
Bristol Parent Carers are organising and Evening Support Group on Thursday 11th July 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
On Tuesday 26th June, parent carers and professionals come together to help design services and improve support for your child (0-25 yrs) with special educational needs / disabilities. Recent changes to SEN support have been completed and there will be a chance to tell Bristol Parent Carers what is working well and where improvements are needed.
The New World of SEN Participation Event | Tuesday 26 June
Organised by Bristol Parent Carers
Looking at the support required by your child/young person (0-25) with special educational needs / disabilities
Bristol City Council has a statutory responsibility to provide a range of short breaks (previously known as respite) to parent carers. This is set out in their Short Breaks Statement jointly developed with Bristol Parent Carers (BPC). The Targeted Short Breaks services contracts for children and young people up to age 18 all end on 31 March 2019. Targeted services are services that you don’t need a social worker assessment to access.
This survey will ask you about short breaks services and also about:
- Personal Assistants Service a service to help people find a personal assistant.
- Exploring widening eligibility for short breaks for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD and children with Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH). There is a section at the end where you can get further information on short breaks.
The deadline to respond is 17th January.
For more information, click here.