Useful information for parents and carers

Manchester’s ‘Local Offer’ website 

The Local Offer (Disability & Special Educational Needs) | Help & Support Manchester The Manchester Local Offer provides advice, information and services to young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and their families. 

SENDIASInformation, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) 

Manchester Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Independent Advisory Service Parents / carers and young people who want individual, impartial advice on any issues relating to SEND, can contact Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM). They have a 24 hour Confidential Helpline 0161 209 8356 You can email: [email protected] If you’d prefer to speak to them face to face, IASM attend the SEND Local Offer Drop Ins every month. 

Manchester Parent Carer Forum (MPCF) 

Manchester Parent Carer Forum are a volunteer parent group. They work to represent the voice of parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. They invite all Manchester parents/carers to join the Forum. Sign up now and see lots of other interesting stuff on their website:  


British Dyslexia Association provides lots of useful information and advice. 

National Autistic Society 

National Autistic Society ( This is the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. They provide support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people. 

ADHD Foundation 

ADHD Foundation This is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome. 


Home – SEMH, a site designed in 2016 to bring education staff together on the topic of SEMH and explore the best methods to support children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs.