Parents' involvement and communications
You can get up-to-date information from the SEND local offer, the FIND Newsletter and social media.
- The FIND newsletter is free to all families that live in Lancashire that include a child with SEND who have registered on the FIND Database
- The SEND local offer is the first point of contact for all families that include a child with SEND and has a wealth of information. The local offer will evolve through individual parent feedback and partnership working.
- The new Lancashire SEND Partnership page provides updates about the activities taking place in the special educational needs and disability (SEND) service across Lancashire
- Lancashire County Council has a local offer Facebook page which provides information about services across the county for families of children with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), covering areas including health and social care, education, early years, finance, transport, leisure activities and support groups.
To find out more about any of the above services or become involved please contact:
Local parent carer forums
The Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Team are currently re-designing the delivery of parent carer meetings. Please see the local parent carer forums page for more information.
If you have comments or feedback you want to give us on what is or isn’t included in the SEND local offer then please get in touch.
Other services that offer advice and support
VoCaL (Voice of Carers across Lancashire) - independent parent/carer forum
Parents recently hosted a series of events and webinars designed to re-engage with parent/carers and establish a new independent parent carer forum. They have chosen a new name – VoCaL (Voice of Carers across Lancashire) – and will be discussing the structure and governance of the new forum at their next meeting in September 2018. If you would like to be involved, or find out more about the forum, please contact LancsPCF@gmail.com.
Contact, the charity for families with disabled children - information about parent carer participation and support and news for parent carer forums.