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Capturing the experiences of SEND parents and carers in Barnsley

Capturing the experiences of SEND parents and carers in Barnsley

Parents and carers of children and young people with SEND in Barnsley are invited to share their experiences and ideas.


There are a range of online sessions taking place between July and September which will focus on setting the scene for working in partnership to co-produce our future SEND strategy.

The sessions will be groups where parents and carers will be able to come together to share experiences from throughout their SEND journeys. Each session topic will be repeated  tso you can come when it suits, and different themes will be explored over the course of the sessions, which all parents/carers are welcome to attend.

What’s working well? What could be better? How do you think it could be improved?


Online sessions - Microsoft Teams

Session 1 – Community Inclusion

10am- 12noon Thursday 1ST July or Wednesday 8th September

1pm-3pm Thursday 1ST July or Wednesday 8th September

5:30pm - 7:30pm Thursday 1ST July or Wednesday 8th September

10am -12 noon Sat 3rd July or Saturday 11th September


Session 2- Education and employment

10am- 12 noon Weds 14th July

1pm-3pm Weds 14th July

5:30pm - 7:30pm Weds 14th July

10am -12 noon Sat 17th July 10-12


Session 3 – Healthy living

10am- 12noon Wednesday 28th July

1pm-3pm Wednesday 28th July

5:30pm - 7:30pm Wednesday 28th July

10am -12 noon Sat 31st July


Session 4 - Independent Living & Choice and Control

10am- 12noon Thursday 12th August

1pm-3pm Thursday 12th August

5:30pm - 7:30pm Thursday 12th August

10am -12 noon Sat 14th August

If public group sessions or the online platform doesn’t work for you, please get in touch to arrange an alternative and we will make sure you get the chance to be part of the discussion in the way that works for you.

If you are part of an existing parent/carer group that would like to host private group sessions for your members this can also be arranged and is already taking place with some groups.

How to book: To find out more information or to book a place please contact the Send Participation Officer by email on or by phone on 07385 427123.

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