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Wolverhampton Information, Advice and Support Service



Contact For Families with Disabled Children offers support for families, parent participation, engagement programmes, training and consultancy. Parents can attend one of their many virtual training sessions on topics surrounds SEND as well as access their free guides to understanding disability, law and available funding. They are also active in the field of research and campaigning to tackle the inequalities families face.

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Council For Disabled Children is an umbrella body for the disabled children's sector with a membership of over 300 voluntary and community organisations and an active network of practitioners that spans education, health and social care. They provide a collective voice that champions the rights of children, young people and their families and challenges barriers to inclusion. Their services include education through E-learning and training events, as well as supporting the learning, health and wellbeing of SEND children and young people.

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IPSEA (Independent Providers of Special Educational Advice) offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

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Voice4Parents is Wolverhampton’s Parent Carer Forum. The Voice4Parents steering group works in co-production (as equal partners) with the local authority, and with professionals in education, and in health, as well as other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of children, young people and their families within Wolverhampton.

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Changing Our Lives works with disabled children and young people, enabling them to speak up for their rights and be recognised as young people first, whatever their disability.

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Connexions Wolverhampton work with young people and with schools across the city to ensure that all local young people have access to the opportunities available and can acquire all the knowledge and skills needed to begin the career of their choice. They can offer expert advice and guidance on careers, local opportunities and courses as well as practical support to apply for jobs, training or apprenticeships.

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