[Skip to content]


Supporting Parents, Children and Young People

Support for Parents, Children and Young People

In August 2014, the Department for Education published a guide for parents and carers. This guide is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs (SEN) or a disability. This guide describes how the new system that supports children and young people with SEN or disabilities, and parents, is intended to work.

Special educational needs and disability- A guide for parents and carers

The Department for Education has published a general guide for parents on personalisation and personal budgets linked to Education, Health and Care Plans.

Making it Personal: A Family Guide to Personalisation, Personal Budgets and Education, Health and Care Plans

The Department for Education and Mencap have produced a guide for Parents on Changes to special educational needs and disability support.

Engaging with Parents - Dudley’s Approach

Dudley Local Authority has had a good record of working with parents to develop provision both formally and informally and also in mediating and resolving issues causing concern.

The local authority makes every effort to minimise barriers to inclusion and, wherever possible, to offer flexible and personalised approaches to meeting needs.

The SEN Reforms have provided an opportunity to extend partnership working with SENDIASS (previously Dudley Parent Partnership).

How to get involved  

Dudley Parent Carer Forum

Working Together for Change brings together individuals, organisations and partners with the aim of ensuring that the voices of parents and carers are heard. We will ensure that all parents and carers in our borough are equipped with the knowledge and skills to influence change.

Any parent / carer of a child with a disability or additional needs, residing in Dudley Borough, can become a member.

You can get in touch by:

Telephone: 01384 573381

Email: info@dudleyparentcarerforum.com

Website: Dudley Parent Carer Forum

For further information please visit National Network of Parent Carer Forums

Dudley SENDIASS (formerly Dudley Parent Partnership Service) provides impartial information, advice and support to young people and parents, covering special educational needs (SEN), disability, health and social care

Helpline number:01384 817373
Address: Saltwells Education Centre, Bowling Green Road Netherton, Dudley DY2 9LY


Visit the Dudley SENDIASS web pages


My Dudley

For local property information, enter your postcode and hit 'Go'

Local Offer Search Site

For quick access to information on Local Services and Activities click below: