Terminology

Unfamiliar terms and words often appear in reports on assessments and in conversations with professionals. Parents may be unsure of their meaning and the implications they have for their child – here are some of the words/phrases you may encounter.

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There are 1 names in this directory beginning with the letter W.
Wirral SEND Partnership
Wirral SEND Partnership offer advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs. They are statutory services - this means there has to be one in every local authority, however what they provide varies from area to area. Their role is to provide a service which is free, impartial and confidential. They provide information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with SEN, however they cannot provide support around health services see Independent supporters for support across all areas. "The overall aim [of Wirral SEND Partnership] is to provide a menu of flexible services for parents whose children have SEN in order to empower them to play an active and informed role in their child's education" (DfES, SEN Toolkit).