Working to improve SEND provisions across Cumbria

We are here to work in co-production with Cumbria County Council, NHS Trusts within Cumbria, and other professional bodies that provide SEND services.

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Create a log in! Send us an enquiry to become a member and Join Cumbria’s official parent carer forum and get access to our members area.

View our members area to see what current offers we have for members, to find out about becoming a parent rep for the forum and to see what current documents we need parent/carer input on.

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Who are SENDAC?

SENDAC aren’t a support group as such, although we will certainly signpost families to other groups and services where appropriate. The role of SENDAC is to reach out to families and listen to your concerns and stories. From these we get an overall view of what is happening for SEND families, both what is working well and what is definitely not.

Armed with this knowledge, our job is to take this information to the decision makers within the local authority and the NHS (and other services where appropriate), and work with them to make improvements so that things get better for our children.

Over the last few months we have been working hard to build good relationships with key decision makers in Cumbria County Council, the NHS and Cumbria’s SEND Improvement Programme. We now have regular meetings scheduled with them throughout the coming year, and have already had two meetings with them to begin the process of working together to make sure your voices are heard and your concerns are acted on, using the priorities set by parents and carers in the survey we put out over the summer.

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Meet Our Team

Our wonderful team are always workings hard to provide the best service possible

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Sabrina Smith

SENDAC Chair | Carlisle
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Georgina Grant

SENDAC Vice Chair & Coordinator | Carlisle
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Karen Barnes

SENDAC Secretatry | Workington
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Jenna Hanson

SENDAC Parent Rep | Carlisle
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Helen Park

SENDAC Parent Rep | Kendal
Sendac Membership

SENDAC Membership

Membership of SENDAC is open to all parents and carers of children and young people with SEND aged 0 to 25. Your child doesn’t need to have a diagnosis, and membership is free.

Being a member of SENDAC doesn’t involve any commitment of your time, you can be as active or other wise as is suitable for you. If you just want to receive our emails, that’s fine.

If you would like to help us run coffee mornings, speak to other parents in your local area on our behalf, or even get involved in influential meetings and the steering group, then we would love to see you and you would be very welcome.

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Use the form below to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Find Us

SENDAC c/o Cumbria Family Support The Office, Mardale Road Penrith Cumbria CA11 9EH

Call Us

07544858267