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Current ways to have your say

Keep checking back for consultations, surveys, discussion group details.  

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Review of how SENDIASS provide information, advice and guidance

Information, advice and support for SEND children, young people and families is provided in many different ways, one of which is SENDIASS.

To ensure that we are getting it right through that service, BMBC are taking a focused look at how we do this. We want to make sure the service is easy to access, fair, consistent and sustainable.

To understand how to do that best, we would value young peoples’ and parent/carers views and participation in reviewing the service so we can ensure that it serves Barnsley well, now and in the future.

Take a few minutes to complete the survey here. 

We look forward to hearing your views.

SEND and alternative provision green paper consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) published the SEND and alternative provision green paper on 29th of March 2022. It makes a number of recommendations including,

• establish a new national SEND and alternative provision system.
• review and update the SEND Code of Practice.
• establish new local SEND partnerships
• introduce a standardised and digitised EHCP process.
• support parents and carers to express an informed preference for a suitable placement.
• make it easier to resolve disputes earlier

You can find an detailed summary here or take a look at this information video

It is important that as many children, young people, parents and carers have their opinions heard. If you would like to have your say on the proposals, then you can choose one or more of the 3 ways to get involved.

• Fill in the government survey, found here
• Attend one of our green paper Q & A sessions facilitated by BMBC: 

Wednesday 25th May
10am-12noon @ the Ozone

And thereafter: 

Market Kitchen Private Dining Area (near the children’s play area)
10am - 3pm 

Thursday 26th May
Tuesday 31st May
Friday 17th June
Friday 24th June
Thursday 30th June
Thursday 14th July
Saturday 16th July
Tuesday 19th July

• Attend a CDC workshop. You can find details of these here (scroll down for dates and registration details)

If you would like to find out more, contact the SEND Participation Officer
On 07385 427123 or by email

EHCP Parent discussion group

The EHC Team have some spaces to join the new Parent/Carer Discussion Group.

The EHC Parent/Carer Discussion Group meets once a half term on Wednesday mornings at the Ozone.

They are informal, friendly and members be able to share ideas in a safe environment.

Please email the with any declarations of interest or if you have any further questions.

Jargon Buster : What does that mean?
Consultationthe process of talking about something with someone in order to get their advice or opinion about it
Provisionschools, nurseries, childminders etc

organised by, made easier to attend, or join in with

Standardisedall the same
Digitisedonline, on a computer