Family Information Network Directory (FIND)
Parents and Carers can get advice here from the Local Authority, where we will post the latest information, support and guidance for children with SEND. For further information please contact the Special Educational Needs and Disability Service (SEND) on 01772 532 509 or email them at FIND@lancashire.gov.uk .
FIND is the Family Information Network Directory at Lancashire County Council which provides support for parents and carers of children and young people.
The FIND database includes information about disabled children and young people up to 25 years old in Lancashire.
Families are invited to submit details about their disabled child or young person to the database, which is used to develop an overview of the needs of disabled children across the county to assist with planning services.
The FIND service is strictly confidential - no individual information about any children or their families is shared with anyone.
Every family recorded on the FIND database receives a quarterly newsletter free of charge to help them keep informed about services and support which may be relevant.
Information, Advice and Support for SEND
Changes to the School Nursing Service
Virgin Care is now working in partnership with Lancashire County Council and will be taking on responsibility for the Public Health Nursing service providing Health Visiting and School Nursing services on behalf of the Council from 1st April 2019.
School supports the School Nursing service by providing:
ØAn appropriate room in school for visiting health representatives to see children and their families privately and confidentially as required
ØAn appropriate, confidential and safe space for school drops ins where these are provided within high schools.
ØSupport with the provision of time and space for:
ØCompletion of school health needs assessments in Year 6 or Year 9 (by paper or electronic methods)
ØTimely liaison regarding new parents meetings.