The Wiltshire Local Offer describes the range of services and support for children and young people, aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The Local Offer information is made available by this website, the SEND Information Service (SENDIS) helpline (01225 764647) provided by Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC), weekly updates from WPCC, and a variety of publications, information and engagement sessions facilitated by WPCC throughout the year. In addition, individual services provide information about what they provided as part of the Local Offer.
This website contains a wide range of information including, for example, education, health, social care, preparing for adulthood and leisure.
Families are encouraged to get involved by sharing ideas, taking part in user groups and providing feedback. Your views are important – if you have ideas, comments or concerns about the Local Offer, please tell us using our feedback form. We will publish your comments, our responses and actions on our Local Offer Response page and all comments will be anonymous.
Short Breaks Scheme 2017-18 now open
Applications for the Wiltshire Short Breaks scheme are now being accepted on line. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 28 February 2017. For full details, visit the Wiltshire Parent Carer Council web page: http://www.wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk/en/Short_breaks
Downland Special School goes Co-Ed
A decision has been made for Downland Special School to become coeducational. This will become effective from October the 31st 2016 with the school being able to admit girls by September 2017 at the latest.
Foster Caring: Be the difference, with a career in care through Wiltshire Council
Wiltshire Council is recruiting professional and experienced carers to provide respite for children with disabilities. To apply or find out more, contact Placement Services on 01225 716510 or email email@example.com. Download the Wiltshire Foster Carer leaflet for further details.