child playing with blocks on the floor at nursery with member of staff

Supporting Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

GMCA works with the ten GM local authorities and partners on a range of activity designed to improve the experience of Children and Young people with Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We believe that all children and young people with SEND deserve the right to achieve their potential.

The Greater Manchester SEND Programme is overseen by the Greater Manchester SEND Board. This board provides strategic oversight of the SEND policy area at a Greater Manchester level including a range of projects designed to improve the experience of children & young people with SEND and their families. 

It has representatives from:

  • children and young peoples voice

  • parents and carers

  • education

  • health

  • Local Authorities

  • GMCA

You can read more information about the membership and role of the board in the terms of reference (docx, 66.5kb)