Hello and a very warm welcome to Action 4 SEND where we aim to create a safe and friendly space for our SEND communities providing a platform for our children.
We seem to see this statement within all of the endless SEND paper work don’t we, “The child’s voice” but not in meaningful terms, therefore if you’re willing to share your story from a parents perspective or your child or young persons perspective or as an independent adult with an additional need or disability, please go to our “SEND us your stories” page to evidence the SEND crisis. Please take a look in the link above to find out more.
Good question!! I ask myself that every day!!
In truth we are primarily and most importantly parents who have connected via social media through our similar experiences of raising children, who between us, have a cross section of needs and disabilities. You can read more about us over on our “Meet the Action 4 SEND team” and because of this connection have become not only a solid group of friends that support one another but also a solid team with the same set of long term goals.
Professionally, we are or have been, teachers, specialist setting workers, TAs, HLTAs, Assistant SENCO, Journalist, Assistant Editor and have worked in the community supporting vulnerable children and more which again the team have included within their admin introduction. A broad mix of skill sets that help to form Action 4 SEND and take this to Parliament and Downing Street.
We are parents that have fought and are still fighting for our children to have the right to a fair and equal education and life opportunities. We have had experiences with a cross section of services that are in place to support our children all over a 10 year period plus and can therefore express our view point and share our experiences to inform and empower other parents. This is due to having no choice but to study and learn the law in relation to what our children SHOULD and MUST be entitled to.
Transparency……. What we are not…..We are not SEND specialists or SEND consultants.
We don’t claim to know everything there is to know about SEND. We are non-profit organisation.
Short term Aims and objectives…
Long term Aims and objectives
Please be mindful that we are a voluntary organisation and some of our team have paid jobs outside of Action 4 SEND and that we try our absolute best to respond in line with need and that if you need to contact us or vice versa we will respond within normal working hours as we should and must make time for our children xx
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