Parents, children and young people in Leicestershire are invited to local roadshows next week for advice about special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Leicestershire County Council regularly runs drop-in events. Over the past couple of years, more than 300 families and 200 exhibitors have attended.
Most parents come along and say they didn’t know what to expect, but have found the advice invaluable. For many families, finding out what support is available locally and within their school can be daunting and a friendly face is really helpful
Ivan Ould, county councillor cabinet member for children and families
Karen Hall is one of the council’s family workers organising the event: “Many families talk to us about feeling swamped and not knowing where to start. Our roadshows can be a great way to navigate through lots of information," she said.
The next event will be held on Wednesday, 29 January from 10am to 12.30pm at Loughborough Town Hall. The county council is also supporting a Leicester City Council event at Morningside Arena on Friday, 31 January between 10am and 5pm.
Parents and carers can also visit the council’s website www.leicestershire.gov.uk/send or follow the ‘local offer’ on Facebook for more information about what’s available locally to support children and young people with SEND.