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06/03/13

Consultation about services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities

Consultation about services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities

Please note this consultation is now closed.

Bradford Council, in partnership with NHS Bradford and Airedale, The Parents’ Forum for Bradford and Airedale and the voluntary sector are leading a consultation to review its local services for children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities age 0-25 years.

The consultation will focus on a number of key areas, including access to information, the assessment processes, care and support plans, personal budgets and transitions.

Parents and carers will have an opportunity to give feedback on local services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities, during March and April 2013, through an online survey and two events, to be held by the Parents’ Forum for Bradford and Airedale.

Professionals working with young people with SEN and disabilities will also have an opportunity to contribute to the service review through a number of workshops.

The consultation is taking place because the Government has proposed major changes to services for children with special educational needs and disabilities in the green paper ‘support and aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability’ which forms part of wider reforms set out in the Children and Families Bill.

The online consultation survey is available on the Bradford Council website.

The Parents’ Forum for Bradford and Airedale events are open to any parent of a disabled child. To book a place please contact Sarah or Reena at Barnardo’s on 01274 481183 or email info@pfba.org.uk.

Parents’ Forum for Bradford and Airedale consultation events:

  • Tuesday 19 March 2013 at Carlisle Business Centre, Carlisle road BD8 8BD (light supper from 6pm, meeting 6.30pm until 8pm)

  • Thursday 21 March 2013 at Sangat Community Centre, Marlborough Street, Keighley BD21 3HU (light lunch from 12.30pm, meeting 10am until 1pm)


More information about the Green Paper is available on the Department for Education website.

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