We are holding a Local Offer Live Week from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 June 2022. This is a week-long showcase with many events about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). If you are a young person with SEND or a parent, carer, or family member of a young person with SEND, this week is for you!
There are lots of free events to get involved with to help you understand the SEND services and support available in Barnsley. Some are drop-in sessions, and some you need to book. You can find out the full details on the Local Offer Live webpage.
There is something for everyone, from SEND coffee mornings to sensory sessions, to help with completing paperwork for short breaks. There are sessions aimed at parents and carers, children and young people, and professionals.
There will also be parent and carer led sessions to help develop the new SEND Strategy, which we'll launch later this year. The week will be rounded up with a picnic in the park on Saturday 25 June, for SEND families to socialise and give feedback on the week’s events.
Cllr Trevor Cave, Cabinet Spokesperson for Children’s Services, said: “This week is a fantastic opportunity for families at every stage of their journey with SEND to find out more about our services and get the support they need. There are events across the borough, both virtually and in person, and I’d encourage parents, carers and children and young people to take part.”
If you want any more information about Local Offer Live Week, please call Families Information Service on 0800 0345 340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.