During this period where educational settings cannot operate normally, parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) may be facing additional challenging circumstances that are unique to their own personal situation. As a result, the council have launched a new SEND Hub to offer support and advice to families. This involves a team working together to offer a central point of contact to discuss any concerns about a child or young person with SEND. Anyone can contact the SEND Hub. This includes young people, parent/carers and professionals. The hub is part of Stockport’s early help and support offer. The hub will offer advice and support from birth to 25 years old. Once residents have shared their concerns, the SEND Hub team will work with them to provide support or signpost them to the best support options, guidance and available information.
Cllr Colin Foster, Cabinet Member for Children, Family Services and Education said: “We have recognised that, families with children with special educational needs and disabilities may be facing a more challenging time during COVID-19. The SEND Hub will provide much needed support to parents and carers of children and young people with SEND during the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s incredibly important that all residents have the correct type of support needed during this difficult time”