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Working Together in SEND Survey

BMBC would like to ask you

  •  If they should have an agreed plan in Barnsley for how they work together with parents, carers, children and young people     with SEND.
  • How this would work best for you.
  • How they can make sure as many people as possible are aware of what’s happening.
  •  How you could get involved.

They have created an online survey

You can complete it by following the link below

If you have any questions, require support to fill in this survey, or require an alternative format please contact
 or call 07733 314775 to discuss how we can meet your needs.

Quality Assurance Online Survey
Barnsley Local Authority have appointed a new Quality Assurance Officer for SEND, Tracey Rosling.

Quality Assurance looks at compliance, improving our practice and ensuring services understand what good looks like.
Together, we want to co-design and co-produce a new Quality Assurance Framework for SEND and we would value your help in doing this
BMBC would like to get feedback and lived experience from everyone who interacts with our SEND services. This will help to point out areas to improve on and any training needs for the service.
We would be grateful if you could complete our SEND Quality Assurance survey

Below is the link for the survey:

Survey closes on Monday May 1st

For more information, Tracey can be contacted on

New Participation Drop in

Monthly Participation Drop ins

The Participation Team are holding Monthly Drop-in sessions at  Library@ the Lightbox

Come along, meet the team and,

  • Find out about ways to get involved in sharing your opinions
  • Get support to access current participation opportunities (including online surveys)

Upcoming sessions
All run 10am-2pm
15.05.2023 – light box library floor 2
16.06.2023 – light box library floor 2
11.07.2023 – light box library floor 2

For more information email 

Let's Talk Local Offer Website

Families Information Service wants to get together and talk about the information on the Local Offer Website, as part of their ongoing Quality Assurance programme.

Over the next year they will be running a series of ‘Let’s Talk Local Offer Website Sessions.’

These are new for the upcoming academic year. 

When are the  Sessions

Early Help   Thursday 20th April 

Grimethorpe Family Centre 10.00am- 12.00pm or Online Microsoft Teams 6 – 7pm 

Childcare for a family with SEND  Thursday 25th May 

Lundwood Family centre 10:00 – 12:00pm or Online Microsoft Teams 6 – 7pm 

Education Thursday 15th June

Grimethorpe Family Centre 2.00pm- 4.00pm or Online Microsoft Teams 6 – 7pm 

To find out more and book your place email or give us a call on 0800 0345 340

EHCP Parent discussion group

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

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

It's a chance to:

  • Meet senior staff within the EHC Team
  • Influence decisions 
  • Co-produce information and guidance related to the service

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

Please email the if you would to get involved or if you have any further questions.

Targeted Youth Support Parent Carer Coffee Morning

If your child attends a Short Break or other Targeted Youth Support SEND session you are invited to our informal coffee morning we meet twice a half term supported by the LDD co-ordinator for Targeted Youth Support.

We are a well established group and we are always looking for new members, the group offers parents and carers the opportunity to access peer support and information as well as the chance to feed into participation and co-production opportunities.

For more information including how to join email; 

Vision in collaboration with Focus4Vision

Does your child or young person have a vision need?.

Would you like the chance to shape decisions about vision services? 

The Participation Officer and wider vision service host an open session with parent carers, once a term.

It's a new opportunity for this year and will be developed as it grows, we really want to hear the voices of parents and carers of children and young people with vision needs.

If you would like more information, including about when and where the next session will be held, email

Children's Hearing Services Parent Carer Sub-group

Are you a parent of a young person with a hearing need?

The Children's Hearing Services Working Group (CHSWG) have developed a termly parent sub group to represent the voice of parents and carers, and they are looking for new members. 

The group makes sure that parents and carers can:
  • Share their experiences
  • Feed into decisions
  • Shape developments around children’s hearing services in Barnsley.

If you want to find out more information or get involved email 

Jargon Buster : What does that mean?
Co-productionWorking together on something 
Quality assuranceMaking sure something is good quality
Participation Joining in with something, taking part