At Birmingham Local Authority, our aim is to work closely with parents and carers, together with your child’s early years’ setting, school or college, and other professionals, to achieve the best outcome for your child. 

As a parent or carer, your role is vital in helping us to provide the right support for your child throughout their education journey.

This section of the Local Offer website explains the different ways you can be involved in your child’s education. 

You can also find out about the different types of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), how we identify and assess SEND in Birmingham and the specialist support services that are available to support your child.

Find out more in our SEND Guide for families:

SEND Guide for Families [PDF version]

SEND Guide for Families [Word version]

Here are links to other pages in this section of the website:

Supporting families of children with SEND

The following videos aim to help understand what it feels like to be a parent of a child with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. They also include real-life examples of the local support that is available to you and your family. 

Huzaifa’s Story

This video shows how Huzaifa is having his Special Educational Needs met in his local primary school.