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

Published Friday, 1 October 2021

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)


SEND Matters newsletter

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

View previous editions of SENDMatters newsletters

Dyslexia awareness week 2021 : 4 – 10 October

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) have chosen the theme ‘invisible dyslexia’ where they will be sharing the stories and experiences of people who have been affected by dyslexia. To share your story or to sign up for more updates visit the BDA website.

Learn more about dyslexia through these short videos

Bromley’s 0 – 25 transformation project, 14 – 25 transition event 

A free engagement and information exchange event for young people with SEND and their families.

Find out more about the Transition Day on 26 October

Or for more information email YVHSC at: parentengagementservice@yvhsc.org.uk

Government launches new National Disability Strategy

The government has launched its new National Disability Strategy, which outlines its plans to make our country better for the 14 million disabled children and adults in the UK.

This ambitious strategy sets out 100 immediate commitments supported by £1.6bn of funding alongside an ambitious agenda for future reform.

Watch the National Disability Strategy overview video 

New national autism strategy for England

The government has published its autism strategy, which sets out how it plans to support autistic adults and children in England over the next five years.

Read the national strategy for autistic children, young people and adults 2021 to 2026 

The national strategy for autistic children, young people and adults 2021 to 2026 (easy read)

SEND Network Champions

Our Bromley SEND Network Champions initiative has once again brought together professionals and parents across Bromley who have the common goal of making a difference to Children and Young People with SEND.

The most recent of these exciting and innovative events allowed us to learn more about the new recommendations for vaccination roll out to children and young people who are considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable together with an introduction to sensory modulation, the new annual review process and the support available to pre-school children with SEND in Bromley.

If you were unable to attend but would like to learn more you can request a copy of the full presentation 

For more information, and if you are interested in becoming a SEND Network Champion please email localoffer@bromley.gov.uk