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SEND events in January - have your say

Families with children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) and those accessing alternative provision are invited to help shape services in the future

Published 14 December 2023

Families with children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) and those accessing alternative provision are invited to help shape services in the future.

A number of face-to-face meetings will be held in January across the county and parents, carers, children and young people are all invited to have their say.

Wiltshire Council works closely with SEND families to ensure there are high standards of support and also opportunities for independence.

The new strategy will set out the long-term plan of how Wiltshire Council will act on agreed priorities so children, young people and families with SEND or in alternative provision have the very best provision in Wiltshire.

The face-to-face events will be held on Wednesday 10 January at Calne Town Hall, Tuesday 16 January at St John's Parish Centre Trowbridge and Friday 26 January at Guildhall Salisbury. All events will run from 10am to 1pm. 

Cllr Jane Davies, Cabinet Member for SEND said: "We want to hear from parents and carers so we can ensure our future SEND and Alternative Provision strategy truly matches what is required.

"These face to face events are an excellent way for parents and carers to share their view points, hear more about the future and help us map out the best way forward. Ultimately the final strategy will reflect the views of all and will be our reference point for all SEND decision making in the future."

Cllr Laura Mayes, Cabinet Member for Children's Services said: "Engagement with key players is a crucial part of shaping this key document to both gather views and have a say in finalising the strategy. We want your ideas on how we can provide the best support and opportunities for you for now and the future. We look forward to seeing lots of people join us at these events in January."

People can book online in advance by signing up now (opens new window).

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