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Parent Carer Event

Some of you may be aware that the City Council is reviewing all its structures across the Council to provide a more efficient service. Within the area of SEND we have started the process of identifying what works and what we need to do to improve our service. Critical to this will be gathering the views of children and young people with disabilities and their families and over the next 3-4 months we would like to hear from you to inform this.


We have initially arranged for a session to be held at Mencap on 15th July at 12pm with the SEND management team within the Local Authority attending. This will provide the opportunity for us to hear your views and for us to answer any questions. Our intention after the summer holidays is to run similar sessions, attend parent group meetings, gather feedback from children and young people and send out a questionnaire.


As many of you will be aware both the City Council and SEND has been subject to a number of pressures over the last few years and within SEND service we do acknowledge that there are a number of areas we need to improve upon, not least the involvement of children, young people and their families.


Southampton Mencap
187a Portswood Road

SO17 2NF



Friday 15th July:      12pm – 1.45pm


12pm                          Welcome and Buffet Lunch

12.30pm                     Presentation by Service Manager

12.45pm 1.45pm      Parent Feedback and Question and                                            Answers



Please help us plan accordingly by confirming your attendance using the details below:


Officer Name: Rachel Harrington

Telephone:     023 8083 3313

 Email:              [email protected]





















We hope you have a great summer and look forward to meeting you.


Service Manager (SEND) – Simon McKenzie

SEN Team Manager – Kalvinder Garewal

Jigsaw Team Manager (Joint Health/ Local Authority) – Teresa Jones

Development Manager (SEND) – Tammy Marks