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Children and Young Adults with Disabilities/Special Educational Needs Register

Under the 1989 Children Act, Sandwell Council has a duty to keep a Register of Children and Young Adults with Disabilities/Special Needs whose home address is in the borough of Sandwell. This is a voluntary register for children and young people, from birth to 25…

Education after 16

All children and young people have the right to full-time education up to the age of 16 and now must attend education, attend training or be employed from 16-18. Many young people with special educational needs and disabilities benefit enormously from these last few years,…

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…

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…

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…