IAS, BPC and our joint response to Coronavirus

Bolton IASSEND and Bolton Parent Carer forum are, for the foreseeable, working jointly to enable a more comprehensive package of support to families in Bolton. This partnership will help us all to get through the difficult weeks and months ahead. 


The COVID-19 guidance means that as a service, we are all socially distancing, and having no face to face contact with others. Unfortunately, this means our service user families too. We know you'll agree, this is safest for everyone.


Our services remain very much open as usual, but all officers and forum members are now home working. 


We will not be able to fulfil any planned face to face meetings with you until the government relaxes these measures. We will however, offer you an alternative by way of video/phone meeting instead. We can still conduct the majority of our work with you in this way.


As services, we are developing our roles to ensure you are supported and informed throughout this very difficult and anxious time.  We are;

  • Releasing a weekly bulletin providing you with easy to understand information on the latest developments, specifically concerning SEND and our children
  • Continue to host our joint workshops on a weekly basis via Zoom
  • Host online 'drop in's' and coffee mornings 
  • Provide advice and information on things to do with the children/ learning opportunities, whilst most of us are at home
  • Provide a 'natter and listen' service- phone calls for families between 9am until late, for general friendly chat and peer support
  • We will continue to provide our usual IAS service, offering information and advice on all matters relating to SEND


This is a very difficult time for us all, but together, we can ensure that no one feels on their own. 


Look after yourselves, and each other, and please, STAY AT HOME.


Cheryl- Head of Service, IAS

Nan- Chairperson, BPC




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Bolton Councils daily update response to COVID-19

Council for disabled children COVID-19 updates and information for families

All the Governments guidance on COVID-19 and all educational matters

Educational resources from .Gov

A wide variety of websites and resources for parens and carers of children all ages and abilities.

Learning and play at home

Oxford Owl

Special needs learning for kids

Special needs learning for kids

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General learning resources

Special needs learning for kids

Special needs learning for kids

Special needs learning for kids

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SEN learning 

TWINKL

Special needs learning for kids

Home school hideout

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Online learning 

Home school hideout

North West regional SEND

Home school hideout

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Educational programmes and shows

BBC Bitesize

North West regional SEND

North West regional SEND

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A trusted learning platform  

North West regional SEND

North West regional SEND

North West regional SEND

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Links, FAQ's, play and learning ideas, stress and anxiety management, and a whole host of information

Looking after yourself

NAPLIC Learning resources SEND

NAPLIC Learning resources SEND

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A resource for parents carers and young people on looking after your health and wellbeing at this anxious time.

NAPLIC Learning resources SEND

NAPLIC Learning resources SEND

NAPLIC Learning resources SEND

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Resources for children with DLD and SLCN