SEND Resources Please find below signposting for resources to support your child with special educational needs: Shropshire Local Offer What is the Shropshire Local Offer? Shropshire Council deliver the Shropshire Local Offer which is a package of resources to help families with children that have special educational needs. It is a single place for information, services, and resources for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and / or disabilities, their families, and the practitioners who support them. There is also a directory which is a list of services, clubs, support groups and businesses that might be of use to your family. Please find the Shropshire Local Offer on the link below: The local offer | Shropshire Council Shropshire Information, Advice & Support Service What is IASS? IASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for children and young people that are aged between 0 – 25 years, with SEND, and their parents, living in Shropshire. IASS offers parents and young people supports around any concerns they might have around special educational needs and /or disability (SEND) and explains your options, rights and responsibilities. Click here for Shropshire IASS Fact sheets & Resources Shropshire Parent and Carer Council PACC What is PACC? PACC works to empower Shropshire parent carers of children with any special educational need or disability (SEND) aged 0-25, to enable them to actively contribute to services that they use. Click here: for PACC website Please see the latest PACC newsletter below: Autism Acceptance Week March 2023 Newsletter Autism West Midlands What is Autism West Midlands? They are the leading charity in the West Midlands for autistic people. We use our passion and expertise to enrich the lives of people on the autism spectrum and those who love and care for them. Click here: for Autism West Midlands website BEAM What is BEAM? Beam is an emotional health and wellbeing service for young people under 25 years old who are registered with a GP in Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin. Please find the information for BEAM on the link below: BEAM | Shropshire Council Mental Health & Wellbeing https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/early-help/practitioners/the-early-help-offer-provision-of-early-help-services/bee-u-children-s-mental-health-and-wellbeing/ Shropshire Council Parent Workshops The online course Understanding Your Child SEND is free to Shropshire parents or carers. It’s available on the ‘In our place’ website and the code parents need is DARWIN18. This course can be accessed at any time convenient to the parent/carer as a standalone course, or it might compliment the attendance of a group. For information on the location and times of the groups and to book a place, please visit the Family Information Service website. All bookings should be made via the Parenting Team: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01743 250950. Parenting Helpline The Shropshire Council Parenting Team offers a parenting helpline where parent or carers of children with SEND will be able to speak with a parenting practitioner to discuss any difficulties they might be experiencing in understanding and managing their children’s behaviours.