Bromley launches new SEND Network Champions Initiative

Published Friday, 13 September 2019

An exciting new SEND Network Champions initiative has been jointly launched by Bromley Council and Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

This is the first initiative of its kind, the network will spread news and updates about Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) services and support in Bromley.

The SEND Network Champions Group brings together individuals from across Bromley who share the common goal to make a difference to children and young people with SEND. Currently more than 50 professionals from education, health and social care as well as a number of parents have signed up to being SEND Network Champions; many attended the launch at the Central Library on Wednesday, 11 September, 2019. During the event, representatives from Bromley Council, Clinical Commissioning Group and parents shared information about SEND services and support in Bromley, outlining ways in which everyone can network, share valuable ideas and signpost others to the help and advice they require.

Cllr Nicky Dykes said: “I feel very privileged to be a SEND Network Champion at Elected Member level. This is an area I care about passionately and I will use my role to promote SEND relentlessly.

“It’s exciting to see so many people supporting the initiative and this is only the start. As we grow and shape the network, I hope we will succeed in representing all services in Bromley that touch a young person’s life so we have a totally holistic offer.

“SEND is not something that exists in isolation but should be everyone’s business.  We all have a role to play towards the shared goal of helping everyone reach their full potential no matter their situation. It was great to be at the first in a programme of such meetings and hopefully, where we lead others will follow.”

Anyone interested in finding our more and getting involved in the SEND Champions Network should contact Liz Lake by emailing liz.lake@bromley.gov.uk

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