SEND – Support Page for Parents


Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Community Page

On this section of the website we will publish up to date information on local SEND events, support groups, organisations and tips from parents of SEND pupils at LHPSN.

Follow this link to find out more about how children in Worcestershire are supported through the Graduated response:  

This video will give you further information on how to understand the graduated response: 



Worcestershire Children First have launched a new Starting Well  which has a huge amount of support, advice and resources for challenges our children with additional needs and their families may be facing day to day. 
There are links to parents support groups, self referral forms for you to ask for help for your child with worry and anxiety, links to support for the siblings of children who have additional needs, answers to commonly asked questions like what is an EHCP and does my child need one and so much more. 
If you have a child or family member with additional needs it’s really worth a look on the new website.

Research and analysis Ofsted

Click on the link below to read the read the findings of a recent Ofsted dive into how pupils with SEND are supporting in mainstream schools.

SENDIAS – Special Educational Needs Disabilities Information and Support Service. Office opening hours Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.00pm Special Educational Needs Disabilities Information and Support Service (SENDIASS) , WCC Young People’s Support Services, Tolladine Road, Worcester, WR4 9NB Telephone: 01905 768153 Email:

The service aims to support and empower parents/carers, children and young people through the successes and difficulties of the education process. We aim to assist parents or carers, children and young people to feel confident and have the information and support that they need to make positive informed choices and decisions about their lives. SENDIASS Worcestershire aims to represent the needs, views and opinions of parents or carers and children and young people to ensure their voice is heard. To achieve this we regularly monitor and evaluate all aspects of our work, and actively seek the views of parents or carers and children and young people in this process.

Support in mainstream schools – This information is about support that mainstream schools should provide for children with SEN. 

SEND Workshop September 2022  Power point from the most recent parent workshop. 

Help and Support for Families – Early Help Offer 2023/2024 


SALT Provision – Speech and Language Therapy at LHPSN 

New Parent Leaflet 2022 – Lickey Hills Primary



Herefordshire & Worcestershire SENDIASS

Free Training for Parents/Carers 

Herefordshire and Worcestershire SENDIASS offer FREE training to local education, health and social
care professionals, children, young people, and parents/ carers to increase knowledge of Special
Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND).

SENDIASS run FREE daytime and evening, face to face workshops and online information sessions
for parents/carers and professionals in Worcestershire.
Workshops currently available for Parent Carers:
• What you need to know if your child has an additional need/ disability- HW SENDIASS
• What does a good Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP) look like? – HW SENDIASS
• Who are SENDIASS and how can they support me? Online Information Session- HW
• Autism and Me (developed by autistic young people)- HW SENDIASS

To book onto these courses use this link 


The Solihull Approach – Understanding your child’s feelings

For parents or carers, who find themselves wanting to understand their child, and child’s feelings,
the FREE ‘Understanding your child’s feelings’ course can help.

This short course provides an introduction into understanding your child, their feelings and how to
nurture their emotional development.

Parents can access this course for FREE by visiting In Our Place website and using the access code


Aurum Specialist Autism Support

Aurum provides a safe, supportive and professionally-led space for autistic women and girls to be their
authentic selves.

What Aurum offers
 Support groups for Women, Girls, Parents.
 Counselling
 Individual Mentoring

If you would like to find out more about our groups or individual mentoring please get in touch:

E-mail: Telephone: 07568 461102 Website: Aurum Autism homepage Malvern Worcestershire (




Community SEND football sessions

Dyspraxia/development coordination disorder

A parent of one of our children in LB1 has shared the following information on a great group called DIZZKIDZ who support children with Dyspraxia and development coordination disorder. 

‘My child attends a group called DizzKidZ and really enjoys going’ 

Where and when

Please note the day is now Thursday and not Wednesday


Dyslexia Information and upcoming events 

New Website Hereford and Worcester Dyslexia Association

Hereford and Worcester Dyslexia Association ( HWDA) have launched their new website (

With their new website they hope to increase awareness of dyslexia. In addition, they aim to make
people aware of HWDA and how they support children and young people with dyslexia and related

They have included free resources and links for further support to families and teaching staff.
The updated website has just been launched and they intend to make it more inclusive by adding
videos and spoken text. It is intended to be a working document, so they are continuing to edit it,
such as the resource list.

Assembly on ‘ What is it like to have dyslexia‘- Shared with KS2 pupils 


Autism information and upcoming events 

Thank you to the parent who kindly shared this excellent Autism awareness leaflet with me to add to the website. This is a great guide to share with children – it’s very child friendly and explains key messages really well. 

Autism and Anxiety – A free workshop for parents/carers/family members to support children who have a diagnosis of ASD or are going through the diagnosis process.

Autism and Anxiety Online Training WORCS Oct 2021

ASD Helpful Handout 

Assembly on ‘ What is it like to have Autism‘- Shared with KS2 pupils by HW

The National Autistic Society have arranged a series of ‘Chance to Chat’ sessions. Please click the link below for more details 

A Chance to Chat Spring Term 

We have been told about a fantastic support group for parents of pupils with Autism.

Bromsgrove & Redditch Autism Support group

Contact: Charmian McCrossan
Telephone: 07981 011362

The autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Support Group for Redditch and Bromsgrove meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 8pm-10pm, for parent meetings. We have a variety of speakers attend the meetings and have meetings where parents have opportunities to chat and exchange ideas. We also organise family activities once a month, usually on a weekend.

The address for meetings is:
Red Lion Pub (function room), Red Lion Street, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7LG.

People can contact us via our facebook page “Bromsgrove and Redditch autism support group”.
Or via email:

Click on this link to find an article in the Bromsgrove standard regarding a Bromsgrove support group for children with ASD and their families.

This is a link to a useful video we shared with the children about Life with ASD 


*********************************************************************************Epilepsy  information and upcoming events 

Assembly on ‘What is it like to have Epilepsy‘ – Shared with KS2 pupils by HW

Staff update training with the epilepsy nurse 4th July 2018 

If you know of any other groups or organisations that you’ve found useful then do please email us with the details at and we can then share it with the parents via this section of the website.