Areas for advice and help
Below you will find more information on the wide range of services that are available to support all areas of your child or young person’s life. This includes support with education, physical and mental health, social care, leisure activities and moving towards independence and adulthood.
Find out about the different types of Special Educational Needs, how we identify and assess needs, the specialist services available in Birmingham to support children and young people, and education and training opportunities for Parent and Carers.
Find out about the Birmingham Wellbeing Youth Forum and how they are helping to improve Special Educational Needs and Disabilities support for children and young people across Birmingham.
Find out about our Home to School Transport service and the different types of support available for children and young people.
Find out about different types of schools and settings and how they can support children and young people with a Special Educational Need or Disability.
Find out about the support available from health services for children and young people, including speech and language therapy, occupational health and support for mental health and wellbeing.
Find out about the support you can receive from local social care services, including social care needs assessments and how to access services.
Find out about the wide range of leisure activities, outside of the educational settings, that are available in Birmingham for children and young people with a Special Educational Need or Disability.
Find out about the types of funding available to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, their families and the school or setting they attend and how to apply for it.
Find out about preparation for adulthood throughout a child or young person’s educational journey, including the transition from children’s to adult support services and long term support.
All babies and young children are unique and develop differently. Your baby or young child may already have identified needs, or needs that are emerging. This section provides information about the support available during the Early Years.
Early Help is about stopping family problems from escalating. This section provides information about the support and advice for families in Birmingham, including financial, mental wellbeing and parenting.
Birmingham Virtual School (BVS) is a statutory service that coordinates educational services for Children in Care (CiC.) Our website contains a wealth of advice and resources that can support the education of all CiC.