Residents can sign up to receive fortnightly SEND News emails from the local authority, which will deliver latest news updates, useful resources, advice, guidance and support on education, health and social care SEND services available in Central Bedfordshire.
The SEND News emails will also help to promote the Council’s SEND Local Offer web pages, which contains information and resources for families, including support for young people, leisure and recreation groups, clubs and activities; money and benefits advice; and information on education, health and wellbeing and care.
Cllr Sue Clark, Executive Member for Families, Education and Children, said: “We’re on an improvement journey with our special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services and we want to ensure that we’re reaching out more effectively to as many families as possible, so they know about the support that is available to them.
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“We’re listening more to what families have to say and we know that some families aren’t aware of the services and support that they can access, or how to find what they need.
“So, we want to make sure that the services available in their community are accessible to the families we are in contact with, while reaching out to the families that we don’t yet know.
“We know how busy our residents’ lives are, particularly for those families that have children or young people with SEND.
"Therefore, I would urge families to sign-up for this SEND email service so that we can deliver all the latest information and support straight to their inbox.”
To begin receiving the Council’s SEND News email bulletins, go to www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/send-news to sign-up for the fortnightly alerts.