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Public event for parents and carers

Published Thursday, 12th September 2019

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Parents and carers of children with special educational needs are invited to have their say on Post 16 opportunities for young people in Southend living with special educational needs.

The parent and guardian event - which is being held at the Park Inn Hotel, Tuesday 17 September – gives parents and carers of children with special educational needs the chance to comment on Post 16 opportunities, find out about what services and support is available, and the chance to watch presentations from community resources centres offering day services.

The views of parents and carers will be welcomed throughout the day, with the event taking place from 9.30am – 2.30pm, and there will be opportunities to ask questions about benefits, job coaches and access to work. Attendees will also receive a free lunch.

Cllr Anne Jones, cabinet member for children and learning, said: “Events such as this give us the opportunity to hear exactly what we are doing well, and what we can improve.

“I hope we will be able to welcome lots of parents and carers to the event, so that we can help those caring for children with special educational needs understand what support we offer as a local authority.”

Booking is necessary. To book a place, please contact Margaret Wall on 01702 215905.