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Independent information, advice and support

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

If you are a parent, carer or young person needing help or information, there are a range of resources available for you.

If you, your child or young person does not have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) then you should talk to your nursery, school, or college in the first instance. If you then still require independent advice and guidance, then you should contact Trafford Special Educational Needs and Disability Information and Support Service (SENDIASS).


Trafford Special Educational Needs and Disability Information and Support Service (SENDIASS)

If you are a parent, carer or young person that needs help or information, including advice about your Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and the processes involved contact Trafford SENDIASS.

SENDIASS is your independent organisation in Trafford. They have local knowledge about how the process works in Trafford and can offer guidance and advice on the support available.


Trafford Parents Forum

Trafford Parents Forum is a group of Trafford parents supporting other Trafford parents who have children and young people with SEN and Disability.


Other sources of advice

The Family Information Service can provide you with information and advice about services which make up the local offer in Trafford. You can get details about the support which is available and what's on in the local area.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Organisations Group (SENDIOG) is a national network of organisations who provide free and impartial advice to children, young people and their families.



The Link SEND Newsletter

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This is Trafford's termly newsletter to keep parents up to date on all things SEND. This includes changes to local processes and services as well as linking you to our local offer where you can find lots of useful information, advice and support.

NW SEND Regional Network Newsletter

View latest and previous editions here

We welcome contributions to network activities, information about forthcoming events for future editions of this newsletter and new additions to the newsletter circulation list. For any of these, or to view previous editions, please email Dr Cathy Hamer, NW SEND Regional Network Lead:

My Future Choices Newsletter - for Young People

Transition Information Network publishes My Future Choices magazine which shares articles about projects that support disabled young people and stories of transition written by disabled young people. Included in each issue are stories on health, education, employment, friends and activities.


Trafford Plans

Trafford SEND Local Offer Explained

Trafford SEND Action Plan

Trafford SEND Local Offer Plan