Wolverhampton SEND Update

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Wolverhampton SEND update


Welcome to our first edition of Wolverhampton SEND Update, with all the latest news and events relevant for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and the professionals working with them.

The SEND Partnership Board is determined that children and young people with SEND live in an inclusive city and that they and families are able to lead a good quality ‘ordinary life’ and achieve their full potential. We believe that by working together with families and communities we can achieve this.

This regular update will share details of the developments that are underway to bring about the positive changes and improvements that we all want to see.

Please share the Wolverhampton SEND Update with anyone else who may be interested and encourage them to sign up so they receive it regularly.

Written Statement of Action to further improve SEND services

SEND Newsletter

A Written Statement of Action has been published outlining the steps that either are being, or will be, taken to further improve services for children and young people with SEND in Wolverhampton.

It was developed in response to a 'Local Area Review' of SEND services by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission last autumn, which looked at how well organisations in the city identify, assess and meet the needs of children and young people with SEND.

It highlighted a number of areas of good practice, as well as areas which require further development, with the Written Statement of Action details the steps partners will take, and in many cases are already taking, to address these. You can read it on the Wolverhampton Local Offer webpages at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/localoffer.

Ambitious reform for children and young people with SEND

HM Government

The Government’s SEND and alternative provision green paper, published on Tuesday 29 March, sets out its vision for a single, national SEND and alternative provision (AP) system that will introduce new standards in the quality of support given to children across education, health and care.

The plans to reform the system will be open for a 13-week public consultation, giving families frustrated by the existing, complicated and bureaucratic system of support the opportunity to shape how a new system will work in the future - and give them confidence that their local school will meet their children’s needs so they can achieve their full potential.

For more details visit Ambitious reform for children and young people with SEND - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

SENCO/SEND Network dates – Free for ALL Wolverhampton schools

Below are the dates for the next SENCO/SEND Network.

If you would like to attend, please register on SLA online- www.wves.wolverhampton.gov.uk if you have any difficulties or queries with booking through the system please contact Hardip Jassal on 01902 55 (5930) or Hardip.Jassal3@wolverhampton.gov.uk . 

The sessions will be recorded.  If you cannot attend, please book on, in order to receive the recording. 

  • Wednesday 22 June 2022, 1.00 – 3.30pm (Microsoft Teams)
  • Thursday 15 September 2022, 1.00 – 3.30 (Microsoft Teams/Venue TBC)
  • Wednesday 16 November 2022, 1.00 – 3.30 (Microsoft Teams/Venue TBC)


WIASS is excited to announce the launch of its new website


A fresh look into the support the service offers for parents, carers and young people and to guide you through the processes of SEN support, Education, Health and Care needs assessments and EHCP annual reviews.

A new “Contact Us” form means it’s easy to get in touch!


Introducing All About Me


An innovative new healthcare passport has been launched at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) to enhance the care of children and young people with complex needs living within the city.

The healthcare passport ‘All About Me’ has been trialled by several families over the last few years and their feedback has helped shape its launch.

For more information click here.

Fun Day

Wolverhampton Independent Parent Carer Forum Information and Fun day

Fun Day

Wolverhampton independent Parent Carer Forum Information and Fun Day went fantastically and was a great way for families to gain access to information and support from local services. Voice 4 Parents would like to thank all parent carers, families and service providers that attended.

Voice 4 Parents are currently working with Sensory Park, Old Tree Nursery to offer their members a vastly reduced annual membership to the park and animal sanctuary. They are also really excited to announce that they have been donated space at the park for families to come along and grow their own plants, fruit and vegetables. 

If anyone is in a position to join then and help us make this space into everything it can be for Children and Young people with SEND, Please get in touch:

Email: admin@voice4parents.co.uk  

Website: www.voice4parents.co.uk  

Facebook: Voice4Parents-Wolverhampton

Sensory Park

Voice 4 Parents Leisure Survey

V4P are asking families to feedback to us on the recent half term leisure offer.

Complete Voice4Parents Leisure Survey  

We want you to tell us your views and experiences of how you have found the School  holidays  Leisure Offer from City Of Wolverhampton.     

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Voice 4 Parents Coffee Mornings

We welcome 2 new Steering Group members who are establishing our Coffee Mornings – Come and Join us at one of these, have a drink, biscuit or cake and meet like minded Parent Carers  - a safe space where we can all support each other.

V4P Coffee Mornings