Independent Support

Independent Support provides support for parent/carers and young people going through an Education Health and Care needs assessment (EHCP)

Supporting parents/carers and young people through the new SEND reforms

Between September 2014 and 2016 the Department for Education has made funding available to provide specialist individual support to parent/carers and young people who are involved in an Education, Health and Care(EHC) Needs Assessment and the process of developing and EHC plan

Who will recieve help? Parent/carers of children being assessed for an Education, Health and Care Plan(EHCP)

Parent/Carers of children with a statement transfering to an EHCP

Young people with a Learning Disability Assessment(139a) transfering to an EHCP

What support will you receive? A named contact throughout the assessment and planning process

Support to help you understand the Local offer and provide information about personal budgets

Practical support regarding the information required for the EHCP

Help to ensure your views are reflected in the EHCP

Support to complete a one page profile

Signposting to Information, advice and support services across education, health and social care


PODS (Parents Opening Doors)

2 places left

We have 2 places left on today's IPSEA Legal Training (SEN Support/EHCPs etc) due to late cancellations - if you would like to join us please do so at 9.30am at The Wakes Centre, Oakengates (opposite the Theatre entrance). Thank you. The course finishes at 2.30pm and it is completely FREE.


Shropshire Parent and Carer Council

This funding will result in an increase in schools funding for each Local Authority, nice to have some good news for a change.


IASS Telford & Wrekin

I know this is short notice but looks like a great workshop and its free!!
To book a place or for more information please contact Lauren on:
[email protected]

Sleep Support for Children with ADHD and their Families
Are you the parent of a child with ADHD who has sleep issues, or are you professional supporting families in this situation?
The Children’s Sleep Charity are proud to be supported by BBC Children in Need to deliver a fully funded pilot project across Shropshire to support children with ADHD get a better night’s sleep

Friday 14th July 2017
Cosy Hall
Water Lane, Newport
TF10 7LD
9.30am - 2.30pm


IASS Telford & Wrekin

Hi Everyone

THE DAY HAS ARRIVED!!! It’s our Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day today and we will be in the foyer fundraising and raising awareness from 10am – 12pm.

If anyone would like to come and support us, and grab a cake and a drink as well, it would be lovely to meet you!

Please pass on to all your friends and family

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,

Rebecca Lambourne
Dementia Support Worker & Peer Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer's Society
The Glebe Centre
Glebe Street


Telford Autism Hub

To complete our World Autism Awareness Week we held a coffee morning , we invited service users, and professionals from all around Telford & Wrekin . We launched our video and listened to Alex Lowery - Public speaker on his Life with Autism. The feedback from the morning was - Fantastic, very enlightning, well done on such a brilliant service. One person even shed tears watching the video as many heartfelt words were spoken. Lets continue this journey and help service users reach their goals and ambitions in life.


SEND Strategy - SEND - Local offer

Telford & Wrekin SEND team have been working on a new SEND strategy, this is to help them achieve their goals. It recognises that they will need to collaborate and work with schools, colleges and settings in the maintained and non-maintained sectors, health and social care, including adult services and the voluntary sector. Partnership will be key.

Take a look at it here: SEND - Local offers SEND Strategy SEND Strategy 2017 - 2020 (children and young people 0 - 25 years) 21/03/2017

Transition to Adulthood Conference

Pods have released some more tickets for their Transition Conference for next week - if you have a young person aged 14+ it will be well worth you attending... Transition to Adulthood Conference. For families which children/young people aged from 14years+ who live in Telford & Wrekin area. Outline Agenda includes What's happening for Telford, What's Working/What needs to improve, Local parent experience. We are been supported by the National "Preparing for...


SEND - Local offer

Are you a parent / carer who has received an Education Health and Care plan since September 2014 to 28th February 2017?

Do you know a parent / carer who has received an Education Health and Care plan since September 2014 to 28th February 2017?

If so please let them know as we want your feedback!

There are 10 simple questions and will only take a moment.

If you were issued with a brand new plan and didn’t have a statement before please feedback here:

If you have had a Transfer from a statement to an Education Health and care plan, then please feedback here:

Your views are important to us so please take the time to complete the short surveys.

If you have received your Education Health and care plan recently you would have received a questionnaire to complete with your draft plan.

For more information about the process and or information about your local area for SEND – please visit

Please feel free to share this information with others who find it useful.

Many thanks,
Natalie Bevan Telford and Wrekin SEND Local Offer


Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) Process Survey

Please share your views about your EHCP Assessment experience with the Council. Thank you Web survey powered by Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.


Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) Process Survey

Have you recently been through a new assessment/request for an Education, Health and Care Plan, if so Telford & Wrekin Council SEN team would like to hear your views. Please click on the link below and fill in the short survey.
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Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Transfer Review Process Survey

Telford & Wrekin SEN team is looking for feedback from families and young people that have been through the transfer review process, take this opportunity to tell them what you think! Web survey powered by Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates. 06/01/2017

ADHD in Girls: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment What is ADHD and what are the signs and symptoms in girls? How do girls with ADHD differ from boys and what treatments are available?


PODS (Parents Opening Doors)

DfE response to the Early Years funding for 3-4 year olds. 17/11/2016

Dyspraxia is more than just ‘clumsy child syndrome’ Compared to other specific learning difficulties, major research into dyspraxia – or developmental coordination disorder (DCD) as it is more formally known – has only begun fairly recently.


A recent national survey was completed with parents who have received support from Independent Support teams.
90% found the work useful and 83% would recommend the service to a friend.
Take a quick look:


Face2Face Telford and Wrekin

Tonight is our PODs / Face 2 Face evening Family group held in Dawley in a private room at The Elephant and Castle - 7-9pm Why not come along and have a chat with other parent carers, gather information and share our holiday survival tips! I'll have a pen and paper ready 😊If you would like any other information just send us a message via our page 👍🏻


Local Offer consultation and engagement - SEND - Local offer

We have been working closely with Telford & Wrekin council and PODS on the Education, Health, Care Needs Assessment form (EHCNA) that is available for parent's to complete when they wish to request an assessment.

Please take a look at the link below (look in current consultation) and let us have your feedback before 15th August, so that we can try to make this form user friendly for parents/young people. SEND - Local offers Local Offer consultation and engagement Local Offer consultation and engagement


PODS (Parents Opening Doors)

For families who are transferring from statements to EHCPs or for any families wishing to apply for an EHCP in their own right then the Independent Support Service are available to help you with this process throughout the summer holidays - call them direct on 916052 (leave a message if no immediate answer and Kim or Michelle will aim to return your call the same day). 18/07/2016

CDC Summer Digest full of the latest sector news out now | Council For Disabled Children

Check out CDC's latest Summer DIgest!
In this issue you have:
An update on the support funded by the Department for Education to implement the SEND reforms in 2016-2017.
An article from Sibs and Family Fund looking at the barriers faced by siblings of disabled children.
Three new case law updates from Steve Broach looking at breaches of human rights, school transport duties and what education means post-18.
A spotlight on NHS England's new project to empower children and young people with autism to make decisions about their lives.
Member Focus - looking at The Children's Sleep Charity's work supporting families of children with autism to get a good night's sleep. We've rolled together all the latest news from the sector in one neat little package to get you up to speed, including three new case law reviews from Steve Broach & an update on SEND contracts to support the reforms. This issue has a special focus on the participation of disabled children and young...


SEND - Local offer

We are pleased to inform you that Telford and Wrekin’s NEW Local Offer site is now LIVE.

After consulting with parents and carers the Council have created a new look SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Local Offer.

Improvements to the layout, search function and accessibility will help families and professionals get the information they seek quicker and easier.

The Local Offer provides information on what services you can expect from local agencies including education, health, social care and leisure for disabled Children and young people including those with additional needs, a statement and Education, Health and Care Plan.

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Government have today published the second release of their SEN Data and Analysis document and a new blog from Edward Timpson MP and Jane Ellison MP on the SEND reforms.

Regarding Independent Support, Edward Timpson MP has said:

“Our network of Independent Supporters, into which we are investing £45 million between 2014 and 2017, are proving to be a catalyst for this change – they are helping embed the reforms, creating positive, powerful relationships with families, like you, who are accessing support. It’s encouraging to see the impact these individuals are having on children and young people with SEND ­ the very people who are at the heart of our work. The job is not yet done – but there are clear signs that we are on track. We know what we have to do to keep things moving forward.”

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.... spread the word :)






General information

We are based at the Glebe Centre in wellington.

To find out more or to access the service call 01952 457176

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