September 2019

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EHC Hub Workshop

For parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disability who currently have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or those going through the EHC needs assessment process

Tuesday 24th September 2019 10-11.30am

The City of Wolverhampton Council’s Special Educational Needs Statutory Assessment and Review Team (SENSTART) invites parents and carers to find out more about the new EHC Hub the team will be using with families and professionals for the EHCP assessment and review processes. For more details and how to book your place see the flyer below

EHC Hub Workshop

Young People with SEND

Information Advice and Support Service needs young people to be involved!  

We are asking for a small group of young people who have special educational needs or a disability (SEND) to help us develop our service to ensure we are reaching out to young people with SEND in the community. The reason for this is so that young people become more engaged with the service and are better informed about their education, health and social care matters and the relevant law. Most of all we want to ensure they feel included and heard when decisions are being made.

The group will be fun and interactive but most of all will be steered by the young people attending. There will be the opportunity to meet new people and share your skills and ideas.

We are very excited about this project because we will be seeking young people's guidance and advice on our website, information resources and how we deal with enquiries and offer support. 

So, if you are a young person, have a son or daughter who you think would be interested, or you are a professional who is working with a young person who would like to help us, please give Lisa a call, to have an informal chat, or you can email. All the details are below, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Lisa Colton 01902 558401          


Spotlight on SEND

Friday 4 October 9.30am-2.30pm

A free event for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) which will help shape a collective vision for SEND services in Wolverhampton.

Parents and carers will have the chance to join representatives of the City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group to work together and shape the Board's SEND Strategy for 2020-25. Representatives from voluntary and community organisations, Voice4Parents and young people from Wolverhampton Challenge Board will also be taking part in the day.

See flyer for details and how to book your place

School Bus

Home to school travel and transport:

statutory guidance


The Department for Education is consulting on revised statutory guidance for local authorities on home to school travel and transport. The guidance was last updated in 2014. There have been no changes to the law. The revised guidance seeks to clarify local authorities’ statutory duties in relation to home to school travel and transport policy, in response to feedback from local authorities and other interested parties. 

Click here to read the updated guidance and give your views

The survey will close 31st October 2019.

SEND Children


Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – Living a Good Ordinary Life


Children and Young People are encouraged to tell the City of Wolverhampton Council what they need to live ordinary, happy, healthy lives.

The survey runs until 2nd October and you can find out more about the survey here

Have Your Say

Have your say on children's to adults health transition services across the Black Country

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG invite you to take part in a survey regarding the current transition process from children's to adults services across the Black Country (Sandwell, Walsall, Dudley and Wolverhampton).  If you have a child age 13+ who is beginning or currently going through the transition from any learning disability or mental health service – they want to hear your views and opinions. This is your time to help identify areas for improvement and recommendations to make the process better for both users and family members.

You can complete the survey here        

Wildside Canoe Course

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Wildside Activity Centre

There is a new opportunity to develop canoeing skills at Wildside. 

A course runs 7th, 14th and 21st September from 10.30 am to 4 pm.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

For more information see the flyer below or visit the website.

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A Youth Club is held at the Way run by Zebra Access.

Please see the flyer below.

To view other events and activities visit the events page

For more information about Zebra Access visit the website

Zebra Access Youth Club

Save the Date


Autism Hour returns on Saturday 5th and Saturday 12th October

For more information visit the website

Autistic Hour - October

Drama Masks

Theatre Bugs Sunbeam

Drama  Group

for children & young people with additional needs   


Age 7 plus    Cost £7

on Tuesday's 6pm-7pm during term time

at St Michael's Church Hall, Coalway Road, Penn WV3 7ND

Teacher: Sam Hayward  01746 71012

In class Sam will explore drama games with the use of tactile and sensory props, such as puppets, scarves, hats, parachutes, music and instruments. Your children will use dramatic role play, mime, mimicking and characterization as well as enjoying story time for adventures with pirates, robots, kings and queens, to name just a few.

Parents/carers can remain throughout where refreshments are available.

Lessons will be typically 45 minutes plus a break for a relaxed, fun whole group interaction

For further information please Email: