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Covid-19 Support for SEND | Help and advice for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities | Birmingham City Council

Covid-19 Support for SEND

SENDIASS TEL: 0121 303 5004
Email: SENDIASS@birmingham.gov.uk

SENDIASS is a frontline statutory service that is here to advise on all aspects of Education, Health and Social Care needs relating to special educational needs and disability

We are free, impartial and legally trained

The work of SENDIASS is supported and overseen by the Information Advice and Support Services Network (IASSN) based in The Council for Disabled Children.

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC), at the Minister’s request, has launched two new email inboxes aimed to answer questions, collate resources and share information on Coronavirus and the impact on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

They are designed to be used by professionals, practitioners, parent carers and families of children and young people with SEND.

The new ‘CDC questions’ inbox, CDCquestions@ncb.org.uk  provides the opportunity to ask questions about how coronavirus will impact on children and young people with SEND as well as other questions relating to the impact on families; the education, health, social care sectors; and the voluntary and community sector. We will collate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and share them with the Department for Education and Ministers as appropriate, in order to publish an FAQs newsflash each Friday. To receive the FAQs newsflash please sign up to our mailing list, selecting the ‘CDC Digest’ option.

The ‘CDC resources’ inbox, CDCresources@ncb.org.uk is designed to enable parent carers, sector professionals and practitioners to share resources, to support families of children and young people with SEND and practitioners across the disabled children’s sector. We will add these resources to our COVID-19 Support and Guidance webpage.

The webpage is kept under continuous review.