Special Educational Needs (SEND)


SEND & Connexions Sandwell

Connexions Sandwell is very experienced at working with SEND young people.

If you have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and go to school in Sandwell or if you are a Neet Sandwell resident, we can work with you up to the age of 25. For us to be able to do this, you will need to remain in contact with us. Find out more here 

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Connexions Sandwell can give you information, advice and guidance that will support you in making informed decisions about your future. This could be going to school or college, but there are other options we can talk to you about.

The range and depth of the support we give depends on your need. It may include:
  • One-to-one careers guidance
  • Group work
  • Exploration of career ideas and options
  • Advice about Labour Market Information (LMI)
  • Help with EHCPs, learning and career plans
  • Support in moving forward – such as making sure that the school, college, etc. are aware of the kind of support that you will need


Connexions Sandwell strongly supports Sandwell Councils vision for children and young people in Sandwell with SEND.

The Council’s vision is that SEND young people will be able to achieve their aspiration for a healthy ordinary life through meaningful employment and fulfilling relationships within the community of their choosing.

To help achieve this, the Council and Connexions Sandwell works closely to the SEND Code of Practice. This is guidance from the Department of Education given to all schools and local authorities.

Sandwell Council offers support with The Local Offer.

Find out more about: Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)

SEND support in Schools

Council SEND support

Education and Training after Age 16

When you reach 16 years, you will need to make some important choices about your next step (sometimes called Transition). Click on the link above to find out more.

Routes into Employment after Age 16

If you decide not to go to 6th form or College, you could look at routes into employment. Click on the link above to find out more.

Information for Parents/Carers

If you have a child with SEND, you can find out about the information, advice and Support available (including benefits) here

There is an easy read version of this guide for parents/carers here

There is an easy read version for children and young people here

Black Country Careers hub has produced ‘SEND My Choices’ which gives information about all  SEND options

Sandwell SEND Organisations

Click on the above link to find out more about organisations in Sandwell that support SEND young people and their families.

Other Useful Links

Autism West Midlands



Welfare Rights



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