Parents and Carers
The Universal SEND Services (USS) programme is delivered by nasen through the Whole School SEND consortium and is one of a number of programmes that are funded by the Department for Education to improve the experiences of and outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
Whilst our offer is predominantly aimed at supporting the continuing professional development of educational professionals and enabling the cultural / leadership shift towards inclusive practice, we also recognise parents and carers as key stakeholders and a number of our resources - such as our Ask, Listen, Do leaflets - are aimed at helping to develop successful partnerships between families and education settings.
Sharing our work with professionals
Many of the parents and carers we speak to tell us that they have shared details of the USS programme with the practitioners who teach their children. As quality-assured CPD that is free to access, they tell us that it is warmly received and helps to reinforce a partnership approach.
If you’re a parent or carer and would like to share information about our offer with your child’s teacher or setting, here are a few resources to help you introduce us and our work:
Six further DfE-funded programmes focus on different aspects of improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND and their families.
In particular, you may be interested in learning more about:
- The Preparation, Information and Advice (PIA) programme
- The work of the Council for Disabled Children in their role as DfE’s Strategic Reform Partner