Website launched to provide support for families with SEND children
Support for parents and carers of the approximately 15,000 children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) in Cambridgeshire is now available at the click of a button through a new information hub.
The website was developed working with local experts such as parents, health professionals, as well as community organisations, such as, Speak Out Council and PinPoint. The tool was produced to help families and young people to navigate the special needs journey and access information and advice.
The SEND Information Hub (Local Offer) is part of a large transformation programme led by Cambridgeshire County Council to improve support for children with SEND and their families. It also connects to one of the council’s seven ambitions; to make sure children and young people have opportunities to thrive.
The SEND information hub (Local Offer) will have guidance and resources for children of all ages, featuring topics like early years, education and preparing for adulthood.
With specific sections on health, finding the right support, and social care –it gives families unlimited access to information that can help them feel empowered and educated on what is locally available.
Families will also be able to get involved in the hub themselves, by giving feedback to improve it and sharing what other information they would like to see.
The SEND information hub (Local Offer) is not just an essential tool for families and carers, but also for professionals such as teachers and those working in health.
Councillor Bryony Goodliffe, Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Children and Young People Committee, said: “One of our key priorities is to improve SEND services in Cambridgeshire so all children and young people have the opportunity to thrive. The SEND information hub is a wonderful resource for parents, carers and professionals who care for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
It is fantastic that families will have access to so much information from trusted professionals, at their fingertips.
“We don’t want any parent or carer to feel alone, which is why the SEND Information Hub is such a vital support resource for those who need it.”
Learn more about the SEND information hub here.