SEND Local Offer
The City of London's Local Offer outline the services and information relevant for children and young people up to 25 years old who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
SEND & Alternative Provision Green Paper Consultation
The outcome of the SEND review, the SEND and alternative provision green paper, was published on 29 March. The green paper sets out proposals for a system that offers “children and young people the opportunity to thrive, with access to the right support, in the right place, and at the right time, so they can fulfil their potential and lead happy, healthy and productive adult lives". It proposes to do this by: • creating a single, national SEND and alternative provision system• providing excellent provision from early years to adulthood• introducing a reformed and integrated role for alternative provision, for children who can’t attend mainstream school, whether for behavioural, health or other needs• reforming system roles, funding and accountability
How to make your views known
For information and support to help you respond to the consultation, visit sendreview.campaign.gov.uk which includes an animation about the SEND Green Paper, resources and dates of events to help you to respond.
Autism in the City
Harshita Patel's blog shares her insights, exasperations and joys while recounting the adventures she and her husband have had (to date) raising their son with ASD. She also includes suggestions for days out and other ASD-friendly activities.
Harini's days out - mystery shopping around the City
Ready about wheelchair accessibility and customer experience of some of the most popular public attractions in the City of London.
SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
The Tower Hamlets and City of London SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) team offers free and impartial advice to parents and young people with SEND who are residents within Tower Hamlets or City of London. They have a dedicated telephone line, 020 7364 6489, that you can call to speak to an advisor Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm.