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How to Get Involved

In this section you'll find links to local and national consultations that we've been made aware of and could possibly be of interest to you.

You can also check our 'news and events' and 'survey' areas for more opportunites to be involved and have your say. 

What can you do?

Blackburn with Darwen Council is always looking at new ways to work with families.  If you have any ideas on how we can do this please email them to local.offer@blackburn.gov.uk.  Alternatively if you would like to receive information on future co-production opportunities you can email your name and contact details to local.offer@blackburn.gov.uk as well.

Can’t wait?  … 

SEND Participation List - register your interest in local SEND developments and opportunites to be eligible for free training.

  • Contact local.offer@blackburn.gov.uk , or

  • call Sarah on 01254 66651, or 

  • Click on the link to the Application Form in the Downloads box.

Below is a list of groups you can join that can help us to get things right in Blackburn with Darwen.

  • Blackburn with Darwen’s Parents In Partnership:  Parent carer led group for Parent Carers of children and young adults aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).  A varied annual programme of workshops, activities and events.  Contact bwdpip1@gmail.com

  • Blackburn with Darwen’s Forum for Children and Young People with SEND:  A fun filled morning of activities that help children and young people let us know what’s important to them and how we can make things better for them.  Meeting 3 Saturday mornings per year, ending with lunch, and 1 annual celebration event.  Contact local.offer@blackburn.gov.uk

  • Friends of the Local Offer Group:  a small and friendly group of parent/carer volunteers who are dedicated to improving the local offer for Blackburn with Darwen families.  Meeting once a month, alternating Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 to 12 noon.  Contact local.offer@blackburn.gov.uk

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