Families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are invited to an information day being held by parent carer forum Voice4Parents next week.

It takes place at Linden House, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton on Friday 25 February from 11am to 3pm.

Parents and carers will be able to find out about information and support that is available to them in Wolverhampton, and there will be free activities and entertainment for youngsters, including crafts, circus skills, magic, face painting and games.

There is no need to book and free refreshments including tea, coffee and cakes will be provided. 

Sarah Baker, Chair of Voice4Parents, said: “This is a great opportunity for our families, children and young people. 

"Families often feedback to us that they struggle to know what services are available to them and generally which services offer what support. We are hopeful that this event will help bridge this gap, while bringing families together as we have done previously at leisure events co-ordinated by us."

Staff from the City of Wolverhampton Council and the health and voluntary sector, representing all age groups from early years to post-16, will be dropping in throughout the day to provide advice to parents and carers and share details of support and services available locally.

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work, said: "I am pleased that our strategic partner Voice4Parents is holding this event during half-term.

"It's a great chance for parents and carers to find out about the support available to families of children and young people with SEND and share their experiences with Voice4Parents and other parents and carers, and there'll also be a range of free activities for youngsters to enjoy, too." 

Meanwhile, Voice4Parents has announced that it will be restarting face to face coffee mornings for parents and carers with sessions at 10am on Tuesdays 1 and 22 March and 5 April. They take place at Sensory Park, Old Tree, WV9 5ET and are open to all.

To find out more visit Voice4Parents, Twitter or search for Voice4Parents on Facebook.