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Pledge to work closer with parents

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Council bosses today made a firm commitment to work closer with parents of children with special educational needs at the launch of a new strategy.

Dudley Council and partners including the CCG, has launched its new special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) strategy which aims to “bring about positive change for children, young people and their families.”
Dudley’s Parent Carer Forum played a crucial role in helping to shape the new strategy while young people have been instrumental in helping to develop Dudley’s Inclusion Charter, another key document.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, said:

We need to do everything we can to remove barriers for learning and ensure children and young people have every opportunity to flourish.
Children should feel that their achievements are valued and that they continue to lead happy, healthy lifestyles.
This strategy is about achieving exactly that and how we, as a council, can work closer with parents to ensure children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities have the very best start in life.

The new strategy was launched recently at a virtual event which included first-hand experiences from young people, parents and carers and inspiring guest speakers Carrie Grant and Dave Heeley. The launch video can be viewed online via the council's website.

The strategy can be found online via the Dudley Health and Wellbeing website.


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