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Sandwell Keeps Talking

Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills. In Sandwell we are working with our Early Years experts to bring together support and resources in Early Language and Communication. Find the information you need either as a parent or as…

Sandwell Keeps Talking - Professionals

Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills. In Sandwell we are working with our Early Years experts to bring together support and resources in Early Language and Communication. WellComm Drop In Sessions An opportunity for professionals to discuss Speech,…

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For children, young people and families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Sandwell SEND Updates

SEND and High Needs Block (HNB) Funding Review and Consultation. Sandwell LA is reviewing its SEND provision and how it uses funding (The High Needs Block) to fund it. To find out more details of the review and how you can contribute to please visit…

School Closures

Sandwell School Closures Find out about school closures during bad weather School closure updates will be posted on the Sandwell Facebook page as soon as they are announced. Sandwell Council also tweet about Sandwell school closures on Sandwell Council Twitter account. Follow @sandwellcouncil for the latest updates. School Closures…

School Term Dates

School Term dates and holidays Some academies and voluntary aided church schools may not follow this schedule. You are advised to check with these schools directly. We strongly recommend that you check exact dates with your school - especially before you book a holiday. School Term Dates…

Sexuality

Sexuality has to do with the way you identify, how you experience sexual and romantic attraction (if you do), and your interest in and preferences around sexual and romantic relationships and behavior. Sexuality and sexual orientation is about who someone feels physically and emotionally attracted…

Short breaks for parents and carers of disabled children

Why are short breaks important? Breaks for parents and carers of disabled children are important for their health and well-being. As well as giving them a break from their caring duties they give them the opportunity to spend time with other children and to take…

Social Care, Short Breaks & Childcare

Some disabled children and their parents will need practical support both inside the home and outside it. Local authorities have a legal responsibility to help families with disabled children.  Social care is a term that generally describes all forms of personal care and other practical…

Starting school

School is not just a place where your children learn, grow and develop, it's also a place where they have social groups and a sense of routine.  Starting school may lead to feelings of anxiety and uncertainty for children. Changing from a home routine to…