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.
Walsall SENDIAS 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.
Ablewell Advice Walsall – Free independent advice centre, offering a range of services including debt advice, benefit advice, job club and food bank.
Autism West Midlands – Providing support for people with autism and their parents and carers. .
Face Walsall – Local 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.
Healthwatch – Independent consumer champion for health and social care.
Local Parent Support Groups – Support groups in Walsall.
School Nursing – The service provides a nurse-led service from the stage they start reception.
Walsall Blue Badge Scheme – The Blue Badge scheme helps you park closer to your destination if you’re disabled.
Walsall Carers Centre – Provides help and support to carers of all ages.
Walsall Children with Disabilities Team – Offers 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 Register – Voluntary register run by the local authority which aims to help plan services and identify need.
Walsall Community Learning Disability Team – service 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 Hub – Run 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 Service – Offers up to-to-date information, advice and help regarding services for families in Walsall.
Walsall Local Offer – Offers information to children and young people, and their families, about issues that may affect them and services that they may find useful.
Walsall Talking Therapies – Supports people with depression and anxiety symptoms aged 17 and over.
Contact – Give 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 children – Offers a range of resources and animations which help to explain provision for young people with SEND and their parents/carers.
FamilyLine – Free service available to support parents and carers manage the challenges of parenthood via telephone, text message and email.
Ipsea – Independent 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 Card – Discount card scheme for families of children with additional needs.
CEA Card – This card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for somebody to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.