The National Parent Forum are sharing an open letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, to children and young people with SEND, their parents/carers and families, and others who support them, about the wider opening of schools, colleges and other educational settings. You can read that here.

As usual, we have been sharing lots of information on our social media, including lots of posts by the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and Contact (formerly Contact A Family). They are both excellent sources of information and you can go to their specific websites by clicking on the names, above. If you use Facebook or Twitter, you may like to follow them too.

A new building has been approved at Appleton Academy in Wyke, to accommodate pupils with SEMH. You can read more about that here.

There’s a good infographic to give tips if your child is returning to school – find that here.

The Healthy Minds mental health and wellbeing services are still open and here to help people of every age.

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