What's happening in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Published Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Latest news and updates about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Bromley

Count Me In!

On Young Carers Awareness Day on January 30, Bromley Well are urging local schools and colleges to make sure young carers count. Across the UK, as many as one in five children and young people are young carers and only half of them have a particular person in school who recognises that they are a carer and supports them.
To mark #YoungCarersAwarenessDay (#YCAD) Bromley Well are calling on local schools and colleges to help raise awareness of young carers and make sure they’re supported to achieve their potential.

Find out more about Young Carers Awareness Day. 

Do You Know guide

The new Do You Know guide….a guide for families with children and teenagers who have social and communication difficulties including autism in Bromley. 

Co-designed by parents, carers and other professionals across the Bromley local area as part of the Bromley 100 day challenge this helpful guide shares helpful hints and tips for other families in Bromley. The guide includes 

Where to find local and national Information, advice and guidance
Training available for parents & carers
Parent and family Support groups 
Specific clubs
Support available for families
Local Disability schemes

The guide will be updated each quarter by an editorial group run by parents – if you have any information you would like to be considered for the next edition please email SENDMatters@bromley.gov.uk  by the end of March 2020. 

SEND training collaborative

The SEND training collaborative offers high quality, evidence-based SEND training and development opportunities for Bromley schools and early years settings. 

We have worked together to plan and implement a coherent training offer that will develop the skills, confidence and expertise of our workforce, across the early years, primary and secondary sector, in meeting the diverse needs of children with special educational needs and disability.Download the training booklet.

SEND local area inspection

Bromley welcomes the publication of the SEND report following the inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September 2019 of Bromley local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

SEND Matters Live!

Bromley parents and carers are invited to come to these Q&A sessions facilitated jointly by the council, the Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Bromley Parent Voice. They are an opportunity to ask about the issues that are affecting our families and to hear directly from the leaders of the council and Bromley CCG. 

The most recent session featured discussion around EHC Plans and annual reviews. Find the questions and responses in our monthly update

The next SEND Matters Live sessions  will be on 20 and 21 January 2020 where the theme will be feedback from the recent SEND Local Area Inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Visit Bromley Parent Voice for more information about the SEND Matters Live sessions.

SEND Matters

Our SENDMatters Monthly Update is designed to give you that latest news and update from the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reforms happening across Bromley right now.

SENDMatters newsletter latest edition

View previous editions of SENDMatters newsletters

Education Health and Care (EHC) portal training

Download details of the new Education, Health and Care (EHC) portal training and information sessions 

SEND Network Champions 

An exciting new SEND Network Champions initiative has been jointly launched by Bromley Council and Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to share and spread the latest news and updates about Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) services and support in Bromley.