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Going to university

Higher education is an opportunity to study a subject to a higher level, such as a bachelor's degree or foundation degree. If you are a student with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) you are not covered by the same law that covers colleges but…

Moving out

You may choose to live independently form your parents and carers. You can find help and guidance on lots of different services that can help support you in your own home. Help from the government The Government website offers advice on all areas of moving…

Universal services

Universal Health Services are accessible to all children and young people. In some cases, there will be similar services available especially for people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.

Inclusion Support (Early Years) and Child Development Centre

What can the team offer? The Inclusion Support - Early Years (ISEY) and Child Development Centre is based at the Coneygre Early Years Centre, Tipton and supports children in their early years who have individual or special educational needs / disabilities (SEND). It is a multiagency service made…

Working with Children

Do you want to build a career working with children? Are you interested in working in early years childcare, education, playwork or becoming a childminder? If the answer is yes Sandwell Early Years and Childcare Team are here to help. Whether you are thinking about…

Independent Travel Training

What is independent travel training? It is the process that teaches someone to learn how to travel a specific route on their own and in a safe and responsible way: a unique learning programme specifically designed to meet each trainee's individual needs one-to-one flexible bespoke…

Parents, Carers & Siblings

Parents and carers play a vital role in their child's development and any discussions about how a child's special educational needs should be met. Their views should always be taken into account and the wishes of the child should also be heard. Which is why…

Early Help and Care

Some families of children and young people with SEND will require additional help and support and may need help with accessing community activities whether these are universal or specialist. What is important is that this help is effective and that it can be accessed early…

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plan)

What is an Education, Health and Care Plan? An Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s aged up to 25 special educational needs, the support they need, and the outcomes they would like to achieve.…

Knife crime

‘Knife crime’ is simply any crime that involves a knife. This includes: carrying a knife or trying to buy one if you’re under 18 threatening someone with a knife carrying a knife that is banned a murder where the victim was stabbed with a knife…