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How has the pandemic impacted those with SEND

The National Children’s Bureau in partnership with Kaizen have launched a consultation to hear from children and young people with SEND on how the pandemic has impacted them.

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To support this consultation the SEND Service, want to get as many schools as possible involved. We want to hear from children and young people aged 5 – 25 years old on how lockdown has impacted their support network, academic goals, and social and emotional wellbeing and what can be learnt from this.

The findings will be given to the Department of Education and other key stakeholders to contribute to the national pandemic recovery discussion to support children and young people with SEND to grow their resilience and improve their wellbeing.

How can I get my school involved?

We need practitioners in schools to help us reach as many young people as possible between now and the deadline of Friday 12 March.

If your school is able to take part please work with your children and young people to complete the online survey:

Alternatively you can use the resources available below and send responses to Becky Watts, Participation Coordinator by email becky.watts@leicester.gov.uk or phone 0116 454 4792.

Resources

We appreciate how busy you are and that this is a tight timeline, but we really hope that your children and young people can be part of this.

Share the consultation with your parents and carers

Schools can support this consultation by sharing the following text with parents and carers via your school communication channels:

How has the pandemic impacted those with SEND

The National Children’s Bureau have launched a consultation to hear from children and young people with SEND on how the pandemic has impacted them.

Part of the consultation is to hear the views of parents and carers. We want to hear how the lockdown has impacted families including their social and emotional wellbeing and what can be learnt from this.

The findings will contribute to the national pandemic recovery discussion to support families to grow their resilience and improve their wellbeing.

Deadline for responses: Friday 12 March.

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