Break Time activities available for May half term

Break Time short break activities provide a range of activities and groups for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities who meet the criteria to attend and who do not receive short breaks following a social care assessment of need.

SEND review: right support, right place, right time - consultation on GOV.UK

The deadline to respond to the Government's SEND review has been extended and will now close at 11.45pm on 22 July 2022.

SEND Review information events

Lancashire SEND Partnership is holding a series of events on the government's SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time, a consultation on the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision system in England.

Break Time registration has reopened

Due to a number of parents and carers getting in touch, we have made the decision to reopen the Break Time registration to allow those families who have missed the initial registration campaigns this year to register.

Ambitious about Autism launches new online platform for autistic young people - Ambitious Youth Network

This network is a space for autistic young people, between the ages of 16-25 to meet other autistic young people, take on new paid opportunities, and join group panels. The network is a fun and friendly space for autistic young people to be themselves.

Break Time activities now available to book for registered children and young people

Break Time short break activities provide a range of activities and groups for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities who meet the criteria to attend and who do not receive short breaks following a social care assessment of need.

New SEND Units open in Lancashire for primary school children with special educational needs and disabilities

A SEND Unit is a supportive environment within a mainstream school for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who need additional specialist support at times during the week.

Lancashire & Cumbria's brand new autism support hub is now available

Offering free support to families and autistic adults

Millions being invested in children’s mental health in Lancashire and South Cumbria

The announcement comes ahead of Children’s Mental Health Week (7-13 February 2022) when landmarks across the region will be lit green to demonstrate the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

North West SEND Regional Network Newsletter January 2022

The January edition of the SEND regional newsletter is out now, you can read it on the NW SEND network website.

Lancashire Education Strategy 2022-2025

New strategy to help all Lancashire children reach their full potential.

FIND Newsletter Winter 2021

If you would like to receive a free copy of FIND by post or email 4 times a year, please sign up to the FIND database.

North West SEND Regional Network Newsletter November 2021

The November edition of the SEND regional newsletter is out now, you can read it on the NW SEND network website.

Millions being invested to help children in Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health within Lancashire and South Cumbria THRIVE

Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Redesign.

The Keyworking pilot has arrived in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Lancashire and South Cumbria is one of 13 pilot sites in the country where key workers for children and young people with autism or a learning disability and high support needs are being tested.

SEND provision boost as cabinet approve Thornton Cleveleys Red Marsh School expansion

Proposals to expand Thornton Cleveleys Red Marsh School to boost provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have been approved by Lancashire County Council's cabinet.

Improvements to SEND services in Lancashire recognised

Lancashire County Council and health services within Lancashire have received feedback from the Department for Education (DfE) and NHS England on the progress they have made in improving and delivering outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Education, health and care (EHC) plan annual review survey results

The annual review survey collects children, young peoples and parent/carers views of the support that is delivered through educational heath and care (EHC) plans. This is a short survey of 5 questions to be completed at the end of the annual review meeting and replaces the Personal Outcomes Evaluation Toolkit (POET). You can now view the annual review survey results 2021.

Single Route of Redress – SEND tribunal extended powers

Following the national trial from April 2018 to August 2021 testing the extended powers for the SEND tribunal the Government has confirmed that they are continuing the extended powers of the SEND Tribunal, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of EHC plans.

Lancashire SEND Plan 2021-2025

The SEND Plan 2021-2025 was approved by the SEND Partnership Board in June 2021. Thank you to everyone who contributed to and shared views on the plan.

SEND Directory

Search for organisations and services that support or provide information, advice and activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Wennington Hall School

Lancashire County Council is consulting on a proposal to close Wennington Hall School from 31 August 2022.

Additional secondary school places to be provided in Pendle

Plans unveiled by the county council aim to provide extra places at Colne Primet Academy and SS John Fisher and Thomas More Roman Catholic High School.