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Welcome to the Solihull local offer - a website about services and support for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs

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Education

Education support services

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Children and families disability services

Health

Community health services in Solihull

Transition to adulthood

Opportunities and support from 14-25

Message from Ann Lowe, Head of SEND 0-25 Service;

I would like to thank all children, young people and parent /carers who supported with the SEND Ofsted inspection in October 2017. We are currently developing a joint action plan in response to the Ofsted report and will be able to share this with you soon.

The local offer provides information to children and young people with disabilities and their families.

This information should help you to know what support and services are available in Solihull and to make informed choices about your education, health, care and transition to adulthood.

Solihull has a SEND 0-25 service based at Elmwood Place, 37 Burtons Way, Smiths Wood, Solihull, B36 0UG. This service brings together key professionals to provide services for eligible children and young people with SEND.

The SEND 0-25 service includes:

  • StART (Statutory Assessment and Review Team) - the StART team lead the assessment of young people for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plans)
  • SISS (Specialist Inclusion and Support Service) - SISS provides specialist teaching, assessment, advice to inform EHC Plans, training and sensory support services, for  children and young people, their families and their educational setting.  Services can be offered from point of diagnosis until a young person leaves school. Some SISS services are traded services and are purchased by Schools.
  • EPS (Educational Psychology Service) - EPS provides educational psychology support, support to Schools, assessment and input to EHC Plans
  • Early Years - supports educational settings in the early identification of SEND and targeting focused support to assist development
  • CYPSDS (Children Young People's Specialist Disability Service) - CYPSDS is a Social Care service for children, young people and transition. The team assesses, provides services, monitors and reviews support plans and supports the transition of young people to Adult Social Care.
  • BU (Business Support Unit) - provides specialist administrative support for all SEND 0-25 service functions.

The Solihull local offer tells parents and young people what they are entitled to, what services are available to them and how to access them.

News

Preparing for adulthood event (5th March 2018)

30th January 2018

Young people with a disability or special educational need preparing for adulthood- We want your views  Engagement Event – 5th March (two time slots, you only need to book on …

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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment – have your say!

5th December 2017

Solihull Council would like to hear your views on a draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) which will help ensure residents have good access to local pharmacy (chemist) services. This is …

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News

You can also find out what support and services are available in the voluntary and private sectors – including charities, disability groups, nurseries, youth clubs and inclusive leisure activities for all children and young people.

This is all here as a service directory [link] that you can search.

Education

Education support services

Care

Respite and children’s disability services

Health

Community health services in Solihull

Transition to adulthood

Opportunities and support from 14-25

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