Headlines from the SEND improvement board.
Why a Virtual Network bulletin?
Since SAVY closed down, there’s been no forum to share information across young people’s voluntary groups in Stockport, including those with an interest in special educational needs and disability (SEND). Last September Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected services and support for children and young people with SEND in Stockport and found some significant weaknesses. As a result, Stockport Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have set up an Improvement Board and programme to deal with the weaknesses and improve services and support for children and young people with SEND and their families. You can read the report here... Read Full Article
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ABOUT PIPS STOCKPORT
PIPS is Stockport’s official local parent carer forum run by parents for parents, carers, grandparents and family members who have a child/young person between the ages of 0 & 25 years with special educational needs & disabilities including any additional need. PIPS was founded in 2008 through Department for Education funding “Aiming high Short Breaks Agenda”.
We work in co-production with the Stockport’s Education, Health & Social Care, Providers and local support groups to ensure the collective voice of parents and carers are heard during the design, development, delivery and review of services to ensure best outcomes for children and young people and their families.
PIPS offers an opportunity for families to come together, receive the latest training, share information, experiences and to provide support to each other.
"Our mission is to bring about positive change for families of children and young people with any additional needs or disabilities. We achieve this by empowering parent carers in effective participation to shape services and provide information and support."