Letter from the Senior Manager - Inclusion
The SEND team are currently working away from the office environment in order to follow government guidance. We are all working at the moment and we have access to emails and phones as usual. We are continuing to run panels (through video conferencing and conference phone calls). We are in contact with our health and social care colleagues by phone, text and email.
We are emailing paperwork as access to our printers is limited because we are working away from the office. If we haven’t got your email address and need to send something to you we will contact you by telephone to request a contact email address from you. We can send things by post if you do not have an email address or do not wish to be contacted in this way, but it may take longer than usual.
We are working on the Local Offer to add information to help parent/carers who have their children at home when schools are closed, or family members have symptoms and are self-isolating. Keep visiting the site for useful websites and resources in the coming days and weeks.
We have set up a SEND helpline which is an education, health and social care multi-agency response to supporting the needs of SEND pupils at this current time.
We will aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.
The purpose of the helpline is to;
- address general SEND queries through signposting to relevant resources/guidance as appropriate
- allocate appropriate staff to give provide advice and information for known individual SEND children
The SEND referral line will be available 10 – 12 Monday to Friday on 03330150816
Useful contact numbers for the team are the same as always:
- 01229 407403 for Barrow and South Lakeland
- 01946 506211 for Allerdale and Copeland
- 01228 226843 for Carlisle and Eden
Please get in touch if you have any queries, either using the numbers above or through your named contact.
Senior Manager Inclusion
Cumbria's Local Offer aims to provide information to parents/carers and young people about provision expected to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.
In this one place, you can find information about providers of the following services:
- Special educational provision
- Health & social services
- Educational, Health & Care Plans
- Other educational provision
- Preparing for adulthood, including housing and employment
- Leisure and social opportunities
- Travel & transport