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Weekly E-Bulletin 229 week
ending 10.03.2017 

A round up of the week’s news and information from the Information, Advice and Support Service and our local parent/carer forum Voice4Parents Wolverhampton.  

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 Change of day for family swim sessions

WV Active hold weekly family swim sessions for SEND children 
WV Active Central and WV Active Bilston–Bert Williams offer swim sessions for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The weekly sessions take place as follows:-
WV Active Central                     Saturdays: 10.30am – 12.30 pm   
WV Active Bilston–Bert Williams      Saturdays:   4.30pm –  5.30 pm

Children under the age of 8 years old are free of charge and 8 to 16 year olds are free if they have a Free Swim Card. If the child does not qualify for either of these, the cost is £2 per child. The sessions are free for parents or carers.
Sessions must be booked in advance by calling 01902 551010.
To find out more about WV Active leisure centres, please visit

Voice4Parents raised the issue of the lack of swimming sessions for disabled children and has worked with WV Active to fill this gap
Staffing Update

Please bear with us as we recruit for a replacement for Pauline Williams who left the service last week. Recruitment is underway but we remain short staffed. 
Steering Group members wanted!

Are you a parent/carer of a child with additional needs?

Would you like to develop and strengthen services in Wolverhampton?

Voice4Parents is Wolverhampton's parent/carer forum.  There are currently vacancies on the Steering Group to ensure representation across the special educational needs and disability spectrum. 
To find out more about Voice4Parents please see the website.
To find out more about joining the Steering Group please contact Alison Baggs (Monday - Wednesday) 01902 550396 email
Spring Magazine

Our Spring 2017 magazine is out now.  We apologise to those of you who receive the magazine through the post for the slight delay.
 Read the magazine here.
HeadStart March newsletter

HeadStart has released its first bumper edition newsletter. The HeadStart staff and media team are looking forward to producing regular updates of activities and progress for phase 3 of its programme.  Read the March 2017 edition now!

Enable is a specialist organisation designed to help individuals with disabilities into work. They work with young people from 16 years and upwards, and also those who have an Education, Health and Care plan.  They can support with CV  writing, work experience, interviews and so much more. Find out more here.
Your views are important to us!    

Please take a few moments to complete our short survey if we have helped you, it should take you no longer than 5 minutes, thank you.

Professionals - your feedback is import to us too.  Please complete a short survey, it should take no longer than 5 minutes, thank you.

To read feedback that has been left already, please visit our website.
Voice4Parents wants to know that the services and information provided through Wolverhampton’s Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disability reflects the needs of parents, carers and young people.   Let us know so we can make it better for you.

How can you help to improved services in Wolverhampton? - The answer is, very easily!  Just complete a survey designed by Voice4 Parents to gather the views of parents and carers to try and improve services in Wolverhampton.
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