If you have a child with special educational needs or a disability (SEND), one thing is certain – you’ll be meeting and working with lots of professionals over the years.
Good relationships with the people who support your child are really important – they help your child and family to get support that makes a real difference and they help to keep stress levels down for everyone. Day to day, keeping communications going with professionals helps to keep things running smoothly and sort out small issues and difficulties.
There are lots of ways to stay in touch and make sure people get the information they need clearly and in good time. This page has suggestions from parents and carers, teachers and SENCOs and DiAS Officers.
If you have bigger things that need to be talked about or changed, then a formal meeting is usually the best way to start.
You can find out more about meetings on these web pages:
- getting the most out of meetings
- your role and your child’s part in meetings
- different kinds of meetings
- tips for virtual SEND meetings
- meeting top tips and questions to ask
You can download a copy of this information – Day to day working with the people who support your child (PDF 305kb)