SEND COLLEGE INFORMATION

This is a detailed list of SEND Colleges (Independent Specialist Providers) in the Birmingham area and how they are currently operating, contact details and how they are taking applications during the current period of social distancing. Our guide will be kept up-to-date as and when things change.

Please note that an Independent Specialist Provider will only be considered once the Local Authority are satisfied that this is the most appropriate provision to meet your needs, it’s therefore advisable to also look at local colleges and training providers.

ARGENT AND GLASSHOUSE COLLEGES (RUSKIN MILL TRUST)​

Heart of Birmingham Vocational College

Supported Internship Programme Information

The Hive College (Wilson Stuart)

The Hive College Brochure

Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

Sandwell College

Skills Tank (Learning and Development Hub)

Trinity Specialist College

Victoria College

SENAR

For information relating to the P16/19 Transitions process, please go to https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/SEN-Post-16

If you are a Parent or Guardian and would like to speak to someone about your son/daughter, please call our Parent Link Service on 0121 303 8461 or email us at parentlinkservice@birmingham.gov.uk

Schools can also contact the School Link Service by emailing us at schoollinkservice@birmingham.gov.uk or by calling on 07760 551220

SENDIASS

The Birmingham Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

The service is impartial, confidential, and free. If you’re a parent or young person being assessed, the service can:

· Help you to understand the referral process

· Act as a named contact throughout the process

· Help you to communicate with everyone involved in the assessment process

· Provide information about personal budgets

· Put you in touch with other people who can help, if necessary Currently available via email SENDIASS@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Educational Psychology Service

Birmingham Educational Psychology Service is providing a telephone helpline for parents or carers who feel they would benefit from a consultation with a psychologist to support with any concerns related to how to cope with this challenging time.

Areas of concern you may wish to discuss, which can be related to school or family life, could include:

• Concerns around the current situation and its impact on your child and family

• Supporting you to support your child’s emotional and other needs and looking after yourself so you can do so

• Concerns about family relationships, friendships, learning, daily structure and activities.

You will be offered an initial telephone consultation of 30 minutes with a psychologist

If you would like to access this service please email; epsparenthelplinenorth@birmingham.gov.uk with the following information:

• Your name

• The telephone number you would like to be contacted on

• The name of your child’s school

• Times and dates you are not available for a consultation

• Whether an interpreter is required for you to access this service

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible to confirm a time and date for your consultation.