Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Special Educational Needs and Disability

Welcome to the Birmingham Special Educational Needs and Disability page. On 1 September 2014 Birmingham published a local offer setting out in one place a wide range of information about special educational needs including information about the new Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans that replace all previous SEN Statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments. The local offer can be found at www.mycareinbirmingham.org.uk

The attached newsletter gives an brief overview of the changes to Special Educational Needs and we have produced 4 quick view leaflets to explain the key points of the local offer; education, health and care plans; transitions for both school age and post 16 young people.

Birmingham has also now signed up to a Disabled Children's Charter to commit to improving the quality of life for disabled children. This document is below.

If you have any questions, please call us on 0121 303 1888 or email senar@birmingham.gov.uk

To keep up to date, you can also follow us on Twitter @BirminghamSEND

Opportunities to talk to us

We are hosting meetings to consult and discuss with parents the proposed new framework for special educational needs and the SEN Reforms. Dates of these meetings are below:

Date Time Location
Monday 20 October 2014 10 - 11.30am

Victoria Special School, Bell Hill, Northfield, Birmingham B31 1LD

Tuesday 21 October 2014 10 - 11.30am Uffculme School, Queensbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8QB
Wednesday 22 October 2014 10 -11.30am Trinity Specialist College, Lindridge Farm, Lindridge Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 7JB

We are also hosting a Parent, Young People and Families Conference at the MAC on 1 November. More information about this event can be found on the flyer below.

To book a place at a meeting or the conference, please email senevents@birmingham.gov.uk

Previous events

On Saturday 14 June 2014, Birmingham hosted a Parent, Young People and Families Conference at the MAC. The report below outlines what took place on the day and the feedback received. We want to continue working with you and talking to you about SEN so further events will be planned. If you have any enquiries about future events, please contact senevents@birmingham.gov.uk.

Special Education Development Plan. For information about the developments, please read below: