SEND

Telford & Wrekin Local Offer

11 - 15 years

Secondary School

11 - 15 years

Care Services

Brightlights Respite

Brightlights Respite provides Over 8's out of school respite care for children with special needs.

Weekdays 3pm till 8pm (term time)
Overnight Respite available 7 days a week
Holidays and PD days with prior arrangement
(all subject to availability)

For more information please visit our Facebook page or;

Contact :

Sharon - 07543555561
Alison - 07951651960 

Child and Family Location Services (CAFLS)

 

Targeted family support in their own home to support with family relationships, managing behaviour, access to services, CAF/TAC support, positive local activities and access to courses.

CAFLS webpage

Direct payments

 

A direct payment involves us giving you some money so that you can be independent and manage and arrange your own care.

Direct payments.

 

Disabled Children's Social Work Team (DCT)

 

To identify the children/young people that the Disabled Children’s Team Social Workers will provide a specialist inservice.

DCT webpage.

 

Educational Psychology Service

 

The principal aim of the The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is to promote the well-being, personal development and education of children and young people by applying psychology. 

Educational Psychology Service.

 

Inclusion and Support Service

 

The role of the Inclusion and Support Team combines Education and Social Care roles and functions to meet the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reforms.

Inclusion and Support

 

Learning and Behaviour Advisory teams

 

The Learning and Behaviour Advisory Teams work with Children and young people aged 4 to 18, teaching assistants and school support workers, teachers, and senior leadership staff.

We offer learning assessments and advice, access arrangements, observations, advice and support for children and young people with SEND; challenging behaviours and/or emotional needs. We offer a wide variety of courses, CPD and conferences in the area of SEND and behaviour, along with in school group interventions to support settings in encouraging and improving learning behaviour.

Behaviour Support Advisory Team (BSAT)

Learning Support Advisory Team (LSAT)

 

Sensory Inclusion Service(SIS)

 

SIS supports young people with hearing and seeing difficulties. It also includes support and help for their families. The goal is to provide a wide range of assistance to ensure children have a good quality of life and are not excluded from the community.

Sensory Inclusion Service

 

Short Breaks

 

Short Breaks provide invaluable support for disabled children, young people and their families. Children are given opportunities to become more independent, have fun, enjoy new experiences and form friendships with their peers.

ican2 Short Breaks

Education Services

As part of this Local offer, schools have additional duties under the Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability Regulations 2014. Schools must publish more detailed information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN.

Below is a list of schools with completed offers.

Please contact your school if they are not on the list.

Telford & Wrekin "Find a School"

 

Local authority maintained Special schools:

Queensway HLC

The Bridge School

Mount Gilbert

Southall

Independent Special schools Telford:

Overley Hall school

Section 41 list of approved specialist providers

Section 41 of the Act allows the Secretary of State, by order, to publish a list of approved independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools – England and Wales and Special Post-16 institutions) for the purposes of satisfying Section 38 (Preparation of an Education, Health and Care plan by local authorities) of the Act. Institutions can only be included on the list with their consent.

View more Information on Section 41

Breckenbrough School

Breckenbrough, situated near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, is a non-profit-making charity which provides a safe, calm environment where boys who have not been able to thrive in mainstream are able to reach their academic potential. Breckenbrough accepts pupils from all over the country who have an EHCP which states that they need support for ASC, Asperger’s ADHD, ADD and other complex needs. Our speciality is educating able boys.

We employ a full-time registered psychologist and can provide other therapies such as occupational, speech and language, music and creative arts.

Breckenbrough School website 

Educational Psychology Service

The principal aim of the The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is to promote the well-being, personal development and education of children and young people by applying psychology. 

Educational Psychology Service

Independent Support

Independent Support(IS) is a government funded programme to provide additional support to parent and young people during the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014. 

Independent Support website

Learning and Behaviour Advisory teams

The Learning and Behaviour Advisory Teams work with Children and young people aged 4 to 18, teaching assistants and school support workers, teachers, and senior leadership staff.

We offer learning assessments and advice, access arrangements, observations, advice and support for children and young people with SEND; challenging behaviours and/or emotional needs. We offer a wide variety of courses, CPD and conferences in the area of SEND and behaviour, along with in school group interventions to support settings in encouraging and improving learning behaviour. Please click on the following links for more information;

Behaviour Support Advisory Team (BSAT)

Learning Support Advisory Team (LSAT)

School Nurse

School Nurses support health and wellbeing programmes for all children and young people aged 5-19 years. The nurses now provide support in schools and the wider community after taking over for health visitors. School nurses are qualified with various additional qualifications. School nurses have a specialist public health qualification and/or extensive experience of working with children, young people and their families.

School Nurses NHS

Sensory Inclusion Service (SIS)

SIS supports young people with hearing and seeing difficulties. It also includes support and help for their families. The goal is to provide a wide range of assistance to ensure children have a good quality of life and are not excluded from the community.

Sensory Inclusion Service

Health Services

The National Health Service (NHS) provides services that everyone can access, these are called universal services. It also provides other services that you are more likely to come across because your child needs extra help and support, these are called specialist services.

Children’s and Special Care Dentistry

Referral dental service for children and young adults with additional needs which include a physical, intellectual, medical, emotional, sensory, mental, psychological or social impairment or disability or a combination of these factors.

Dentistry - Shropshire Community Health NHS

Children and young people’s Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

We are a multidisciplinary community based service designed to meet the mental health needs of children 0-18 years of age, (including those with learning disability), across Telford and Shropshire.

CAMHS NHS

Children's Community Nursing

The Children's Community Nursing service provides nursing care to children aged 0 to 18 years who have an identified nursing need. We offer community visits to children, young people and their families across Telford and Wrekin.

Community Nurse NHS

Children's Community Physiotherapy

The Children's Community Physiotherapy team provides physiotherapy assessment, treatment and rehabilitation during/following; illness, surgery, disease, disability or injury. Children's Physiotherapy have a specific interest and expertise in working with children and young people who present with a wide range of conditions. The Physiotherapists work in a variety of different settings such as homes, clinics, Child Development Centres and schools (mainstream and special).

Children's Community Physiotherapy NHS

Doctors

Find your nearest doctors practice. Most referrals will need to start from your local GP NHS

Domiciliary service

For patients who are unable to attend the dental surgery due to medical and/or mobility difficulties.

Domiciliary service NHS

Occupational Therapy Service (OT)

Occupational therapy is the assessment and treatment of a range of difficulties and diagnoses using specific, purposeful activity.

Occupational Therapy Service NHS

Paediatric Psychology Service

When young people have serious physical health problems it can be very distressing for them and for everyone in the family. Our service offers a chance for young people and their families to talk about how this makes them feel, and where necessary suggest strategies or ways of dealing with things that can help them to cope better with their situation.

Paediatric Psychology Service NHS

PRH

It provides a range of acute hospital services for people from Telford, Shropshire, mid Wales and further afield.

Visit the PRH website NHS

School Nurse

School Nurses support health and wellbeing programmes for all children and young people 5-19 years of age in schools and the wider community having smoothly taken over from health visitors, who provide services from pregnancy to the first five years of life. School nurses are qualified nurses with various additional qualifications.
School nurses have a specialist public health qualification and/or extensive experience of working with children, young people and their families.

School Nurses NHS

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

The Children's Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Service in Shropshire provides assessment and treatment of speech, language, communication and/or swallowing difficulties for children and young people from 0-16 years of age (or to 19 years old in full time education).

Speech and Language Therapy NHS

Leisure and Fun

Adapted Bikes

At Telford Cycle Centre we have the equipment and expertise to provide a range of all ability cycling sessions. Including a set of tricycles and a front loader bike.

For more information visit the Cycle experience website or call Cycle Experience on 0330 024 1783.

Pre-booking required.

Telford Cycle Centre, Visitor Centre, Telford Town Park, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4EP

Find us on Facebook - Telford Cycle Centre

Branching Out @ Wyldwoods

Branching Out @ Wyldwoods is the perfect venue for children and young people with additional needs. It is peaceful, tranquil, welcoming and friendly. Our staff and volunteers are all very experienced and understanding and willing to help and support everyone who needs it in a way they can understand. Take part in a whole host of meaningful and enjoyable activities including arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, pottery, soap and natural hand creams, gentle exercise, relaxation, skills building, confidence boosting and stress relieving.

Branching Out website Contact Branching Out

Child and Family Locality Service (CAFLS) Group Activities

Group activities hosted by Child and Family Locality Services.

Visit the CAFLS webpage

Charlotte's Tandems

Our borrowers are both children and adults. Tandems are a fun and safe way to get out and about as friends, a couple, family or group. They are available for hire for a couple of months at a time. We now have about nearly a hundred tandems and about a dozen tag-alongs all over the UK. They are with Borrowers for the vast majority of the time but looked after by the Volunteer Helpers listed below. If you would like to borrow one then please use the Contact tab above and Alex will put you in touch with the appropriate Helper. The disabilities and special needs of our borrowers have so far included: Severe Learning Difficulties, Autism, Aspergers, Blindness, Visual Impairment, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Amputation, Hearing Loss, Dyspraxia, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, MS, ME, CRPS, COPD, Hemiplasia, Tuberous Sclerosis, CHARGE & MPS III.

Visit Charlotte's Tandems website

Cinema

The Cineworld™ and Odeon™ cinemas provide a range of different services for the disabled they include help for people with sensory and mobility problems. They also cater for autistic children with autistic viewing screens.

Odeon accessibility webpage Cineworld accessibility webpage

Cycle Experience

Cycle Experience are thrilled to be able to offer a wide range of cycle training activities out of the Telford Cycle Centre, situated in the heart of Telford Town Park. They also provide guided cycling and even training.

Cycle Experience website

Disability Adventure Weekends offer - Pioneer Centre

Through four adventure activities during the course of each weekend we’ll provide you with opportunities to push yourself beyond what you may have thought possible! For example, you can have a go at wheelchair abseiling on our purpose built and specially designed tower. Our fully qualified and experienced instructors will provide you with memories you’ll never forget.

Pioneer Centre

Disabled Children and Young People record

The record is one of the ways that we can get important information to people who need it. The record helps gather information to help us plan services for the future. The record is a database of information about the disabled child or young person and their families in Telford and Wrekin.

Visit the Disabled Children record webpage

Disabled swimming

Disabled Swimming sessions with the Wrekin Special Swimming Club.

Visit the Telford & Wrekin leisure website

Grow the Game

The Foundation’s Grow the Game Scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by the Premier League and The FA. The Scheme is delivered by the Foundation.

Grow the Game webpage

ican2

ican2 was created as part of Telford & Wrekin Council's short breaks pathfinder project ran from April 2008 to March 2011.

The ican2 Short Breaks programme is about providing activities for children and young people living in Telford and Wrekin with a disability or additional need - children who have, or would experience, difficulty attending groups, clubs or facilities without support. Short Breaks covers a wide range of provision from universal (open to all without the need for any assessment or specialist support) through to specialist (for example hospices and overnight residential care).

Children and young people are eligible for short breaks if they have a physical or learning disability, a hearing or visual impairment. It includes children with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome and children who may have challenging behaviour as a result of their learning disability. It also includes children who have complex needs and who may have palliative, life limiting or a life- threatening conditions.

ican2 providers:

 

  • Access to Activities - Holiday programmes, forums, groups and workshops and much more.
  • Kreative Kidz - Creative movement, dance, drama, drawing, music, painting and much more.
  • Sports and Leisure - Athletics, badminton, ice skating, bowling, climbing wall and much more.
  • Club 17 - Air hockey, arts and craft, pool, table tennis and much more.
  • Shining Stars Group - A group with a range of play activities for children 0-5 years, who have an additional need.

 

Ice skating

Go ice skating at the Telford Ice Rink. Go with parents or friends and free skate and have fun!

Telford Ice Rink

Inclusive swimming lessons

All four pool sites within Telford & Wrekin (Wellington, Abraham Darby, Oakengates and Newport Pool) provide separate Junior and adult disability learn to swim sessions and these have been developed to bridge the gap between 1-1 lessons and mainstream classes. Fully qualified ASA swimming teachers at these sites deliver the disability lessons with enhanced knowledge of disabilities and cater for all abilities from beginner and upward, the emphasis is on learning through fun based sessions following the ASA Alpha Awards with a goal of working towards accessing mainstream swimming classes.

For more information contact one of the Swim4Life co-ordinators below based on your preferred site. The co-ordinators will then be able to determine the best way forward with the disability sessions.

Abraham Darby Sports & Leisure Centre
Email Matthew Haskew: matthew.haskew@telford.gov.uk Telephone: 01952 382770


Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre
Email Ruth Giblin: ruth.giblin@telford.gov.uk Telephone: 01952 382720


Oakengates Leisure Centre
Email Tracey Jones: tracey.jones@telford.gov.uk Telephone: 01952 382810


Newport Swimming Pool
Email Rebecca Nicholson: Rebecca.nicholson@telford.gov.uk Telephone: 01952 382740

Jungleland

Children of all ages with special needs can visit for free. It is available the first Monday of each month and adults can also enter for free. Admission times are from 6pm - 8pm and last admissions are at 6.30pm.

Jungleland website

Over The Wall

Over The Wall is a national UK children’s charity and a member of the international SeriousFun Children’s Network. We provide free of charge Therapeutic Recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, reach beyond the perceived limitations of illness to rediscover a whole new world of possibilities. Through participation in a proven programme of fun-filled recreational and educational activities, our camps help promote inclusion whilst developing the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships of all our campers.

Over The Wall website

Perry RDA

The Cavalier Centre will be a designated centre for the Riding for the Disabled Association, and the home of Perry RDA Ltd, one of over 600 RDA groups throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland providing people with disabilities with the opportunity to improve their physical and mental health through education and fun with horses.

Perry RDA

Tag Rugby

Tag rugby is a non contact, fun sport, which helps with confidence, boosting self esteem, encouraging teamwork; it also helps keep children fit and healthy. We meet at the Dome at Telford College of Art and Technology (TCAT).

Shropshire disability tag rugby webpage

Telford Library Services

Telford Library offers a vast range of services to the disabled. Services included are audio books for people that are hard of hearing and big text books for people with sensory problems.

Telford Library services

Telford Leisure Services

More and more people are realising the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Feeling fit and healthy is a key element of physical and mental wellbeing and exercise is a great way to look after your body and a perfect way to relax.

Telford & Wrekin Leisure services

Telford Summer Cycling

Travel Telford have an exciting programme of cycling activities for children and adults of all ages and abilities. The activities offer people the opportunity to take part in a range of cycling skills, games and competitions, make new friends and have fun whilst riding their bikes!

Telford Summer Cycling

Town Park

Our new inclusive play area was completed in March 2013. The new play area has been designed with disabled children and young people in mind and provides equipment for all abilities within an open park setting.

Telford Town Park website

Wheelchair sports/activities

Powerchair Football

Lilleshall Sports Hall
Every Thursday 6pm - 8pm
Initial 4 weeks trial
Contact Julian Harrison on 01902 843491 
Email Telford PCF

Wheelchair Tennis

First Point Telford Tennis Centre – Oakengates
Monday evenings
£5 per session 
Email Sporting Club Rhinos

TCAT Rhino’s Wheelchair basketball

Telford College of Arts and Technology
Friday 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Contact Alan Caron on 07879861011 
Email TCAT Rhino's
Sporting Club Rhino's website