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

Published Monday, 5 October 2020

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

Coronavirus

For the latest information about service changes affecting children and young people with SEND and their families during the Coronavirus pandemic visit our  pages at: SENDMatters: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Learning Disability Virtual Big Health Week - November 2 - 6 2020

South East London Clinical Commissioning Group are hosting a virtual Learning Disability Big Health Week .

This year’s event will take place online using Zoom.

There will be lots of great information available on…

  • Annual Health Checks
  • Looking after your Mental Health
  • Healthwatch and health advocacy
  • Cancer awareness
  • Healthy relationships

and fun activities that you can join…

For more information including how to register for these fantastic events please view the flyer and programme.

SEND Matters newsletter

Our SENDMatters 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

SEND Network Champions

The SEND Network Champions is an exciting initiative which brings together parents and professionals across Bromley who have the common goal of making a difference to Children and Young People with SEND.

The Champions meet three times a year to hear about key SEND themes affecting Bromley.

On 30 September 2020  a group of nearly 40 SEND Network Champions representing education, health, social care, parents and young people attended a virtual session focussing on autism.

The SEND Champions heard presentations about the autism diagnostic pathways in Bromley, were introduced to the Bromley Autism Partnership Promise as well as hearing from  three people with autism sharing their experiences through lockdown. The Champions also heard from Bromley Mencap and the work that the Children and Family Centres are carrying out to have Autism Centres of Excellence.

If you are interested in becoming a SEND Network Champion please contact liz.lake@bromley.gov.uk 

Read more about September 2019 launch

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 Matters sessions

Our SEND Matters sessions offer a valuable opportunity for Bromley parents and carers to attend Q&A sessions hosted jointly by the council, NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (SELCCG) 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.

Due to Covid 19 these face to face sessions have been suspended. Please visit Bromley Parent Voice for more information about the future SEND Matters sessions.

SEND local area inspection

In January 2020 Bromley welcomed the publication of the letter that followed the September 2019 SEND inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of Bromley local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).