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Walsall SENDIASS Useful Information

This page collects together videos, leaflets, webpages, groups and support services that are useful first points of call for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their parents and carers in and around Walsall.

Guidance

Walsall Sendiass Service Leaflet

Here is a short animation to show the support available to young people with SEND and their families.

Here’s a useful page detailing the process for obtaining an education, health and care plan in Walsall.

See the Council for Disabled Children website for video clips focusing, for instance, on the EHCP Process and Person Centred Connection.

Here is some guidance regarding how to share your views at an Education, Health and Care plan annual review

The Minimum Standards for IASS 2019 explain what you can expect from IASS services such as ours.

Walsall council’s Direct Payments page explains the process for managing personal budgets and obtaining direct payments.

 

Local

Autism West Midlandsproviding support for people with autism and their parents and carers. .

Face WalsallLocal Authority’s Parent Carer forum run by a voluntary group of parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). They work in partnership with Education, Health and Social Care to help shape the future services in Walsall.

HealthwatchIndependent consumer champion for health and social care.

Walsall Blue Badge SchemeThe Blue Badge scheme helps you park closer to your destination if you’re disabled

Walsall Carers CentreProvides help and support to carers of all ages.

Walsall Children with Dsiabilies TeamOffers a social work assessment and care planning service to children and young people aged 0-18 years who have a ‘permanent and substantial’ disability and who live within the Walsall Local Authority Area.

Walsall Children’s Disability RegisterVoluntary register run by the local authority which aims to help plan services and identify need.

Walsall Community Learning Disability Teamservice for people over 18 years of age who have a diagnosed learning disability, are unable to access mainstream health services effectively and/or require access to a specialist health team.

Walsall Disability HubRun by Midland Mencap, the Walsall Disability Hub aims to enable easy access to support, guidance and information for adults with Learning Disabilities

Walsall Families Information ServiceOffers up to-to-date information, advice and help regarding services for families in Walsall.

Walsall Local OfferOffers information to children and young people, and their families, about issues that may affect them and services that they may find useful.

 

National

ContactGive parents and carers with a disabled child aged 0 to 25 advice, information and support about any concern/questions they might have.

Council for disabled childrenOffers a range of resources and animations which help to explain provision for young people with SEND and their parents/carers.

FamilyLineFree service available to support parents and carers manage the challenges of parenthood via telephone, text message and email.

IpseaIndependent registered charity offering free information, advice and support to get the right education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Max CardDiscount card sceme for families of children with additional needs.