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Inclusion Support

Inclusion support works across Sandwell to improve the education, learning, development and mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people (ages 0 - 25) with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable and / or have special educational needs. It is a…

Key data

This page shows key data relating to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Sandwell. The Department for Education publishes this data every year for every local authority. However, if you feel we should add more information please contact us. Click on the titles below…

Travel Assistance

Some children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) may require help to get to the school that is right for them. This may be because the school is too far away or because they are not able to get to the…

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.…

Education

What does special educational needs mean? If a child has a learning difficulty or a disability that makes it harder for them to learn than most children of their age, they may have special educational needs (SEN). As many as one in five children may…

Mental health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through…

Working in childcare

Working in childcare can be a hugely rewarding career. Whether you are thinking about what to do after leaving school, are already working with children or looking for a change of career you can now gain a recognised qualification in a way that suits you. There are…

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…

Coronavirus information and resources

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has had a huge impact on family life. It is important that families can access the right support throughout the crisis.  Find the latest local Coronavirus information, Government guidance and advice from NHS and Public Health England, as well as tips on talking to…

Baby and toddler eating and mealtimes

Mealtimes are often a time when children learn that they can gain some control over their parents. Parents may become concerned that their child is not eating enough and frustrated when their child refuses food and/or demand alternative meals. Most children go through a phase…