SEND

Telford & Wrekin Local Offer

0 - 5 years

Early Years

0 - 5 years

Care Services

Child Development Centre

The Child Development Centres (CDCs) provide information and advice for parents and carers and developmental assessment and intervention for young children. The services are currently provided for children who are less than five years old and before they begin going to school. Families may be referred to the CDC when their child has been given a diagnosis which is likely to affect their long term development or when it is felt that their child’s development is not progressing as expected.

Child Development Centre NHS

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

List of Childminders able to offer a babysitting service

Name of Childminder Area Childminder lives Contact telephone number Email
 Rachel White  Walcot Wellington  07870499312 littlerabbits13@outlook.com
 Mick Winch  Stirchley  01952 276270
 07809424225
mickwinch2@hotmail.co.uk

Childcare Support on Site

A non-profit making Community Enterprise established in 1999, to supply childcare facilities along with the staff to support them. 

Childcare Support on Site

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.

Early Bird programme (National Autistic Society)

EarlyBird (under five years) is a support programme for parents and carers, offering advice and guidance on strategies and approaches for dealing with young autistic children.

The programme aims to support parents in the period between diagnosis and school placement, empowering and helping them facilitate their child's social communication and appropriate behaviour in their natural environment.

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

Talking 2s

The Government has set new criteria for free nursery places for 2-3 year olds from September 2014. However, here in Telford and Wrekin the new criteria apply from now! Your child has a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care Plan and/or your child receives Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

Talking 2s

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"

Nursery schools

Special schools 

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

SEND Early Years Team

View roles and contact details for SEND Early Years Qualified Teachers and Inclusion Mentors.

SEND Early Years Team

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

Independent Advice and Support Service (IASS)

Previously known as Parent Partnership Service (PPS). The IASS provides confidential and impartial information along with advice and support around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. They also offer health and social care support. The service will help to increase confidence for people to participate in decisions, empowering parents and young people to take an active role in their child’s education.

Telford IASS

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)

Portage

Portage is a service which helps meet the special educational needs of pre-school children whose development is delayed. It helps parents teach their children new skills at home under direction of the Portage Home Visitor.

Portage

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.

Child Development Centre

The Child Development Centres (CDCs) provide information and advice for parents and carers and developmental assessment and intervention for young children. The services are currently provided for children who are less than 5 years old and before they begin going to school. Families may be referred to the CDC when their child has been given a diagnosis which is likely to affect their long term development or when it is felt that their child’s development is not progressing as expected.

CDC - Shropshire Community Health NHS

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.

The new Emotional, Health and Wellbeing Service is being introduced during 2017 starting from May. 

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

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service

South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to announce that from 1st May 2017 we will be providing a new mental health support service for young people across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

The new service will be available to young people, up to the age of 25, and will offer help and support to those who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.

View more information (NHS)

Health Visitors

The Health Visiting Service is a universal service with every child/family having access to a Health Visitor for their child under the age of 5 years. They offer support from 28 weeks pregnant and until your child is in school. 
Health visitors can support with a number of areas including:

  • Sleep 
  • Behaviour
  • Parenting and family relationships
  • Immunisations and screening
  • Managing minor childhood illness
  • Accident prevention
  • Healthy lifestyles including healthy eating and exercise

Contact the Health Visitor Advice Line for advice or guidance on 01952 580375 

or visit the website NHS

Hearing Screen Programme

The Newborn Hearing Screening Programme aims to identify moderate, severe and profound deafness and hearing impairment in new born babies.

Hearing Screen Programme 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

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

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

Hartbeeps

At Hartbeeps we put your child at the heart of our magical, musical adventures. We offer original and super fun, developmental baby classes, toddler classes and pre-school classes, as well as educational sessions, pregnancy classes, stay & play with baby discos, and fabulous children's parties.

Visit Hartbeeps website

HLC hydrotherapy

You can access the Hydrotherapy pool at Hadley Learning Circle on a weekend.

Visit the HLC website.

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

Pirates and Princesses

We are a family run business who are based in Telford, Shropshire. We have created an indoor soft play and Sensory area for children and their families to enjoy. The main play area is full of fun activities, this accommodates children up to the age of 12, our enchanted babies and toddler’s area accommodates children under the age of 2, there is easy access for our less able guests to enjoy this section also.

Pirates and Princesses website

Sensory Room activities at the Chase Leisure Centre

Multisensory Room

Whether it is relaxing on the heated waterbed or interlacing with many activities on offer. Our state of the art multisensory room is available all year round (excluding bank holidays) and is suitable for all ages and abilities

For more information contact Debbie Pearce on:

Telephone - 01543 501520
Email - deborah.pearce@wlct.org

Soft Play

Our Sensory soft play area is also available for private hire

For more information contact Debbie Pearce on:

Telephone - 01543 501520
Email - deborah.pearce@wlct.org

Soft Play Parties 

Our all new, state of the art, soft play equipment is suitable for children 8 years of age and below. These parties include a slide, ball pool, infinity light den and much more.

For more information contact Chase Leisure Centre on:

Telephone - 01543 504065
Email - parties@wlct.org
Website - www.wlct.org/cannock

Shining Stars Group - Child and Family Locality Services

A group with a range of play activities for children 0 - 5 years of age who have an additional need. Eligible for families prior, during or after diagnosis. Children must be supervised, two children per one adult. Siblings without an additional need are also welcome to attend.

Shining Stars

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 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 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

Tots on Ice

Tots on Ice is a skating time for children under 5. Adults can enter for free and spend time skating with their children.

Tots on Ice Facebook page

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