We Won! Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation awards Wraparound prize for innovation 2018

GRANT GIVES GREATER MANCHESTER’S SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN GREATER SCHOOLING CHANCE A Manchester mum who has long championed practical support for special needs children and their families has been awarded £1,000 to further her efforts in helping ordinary families make sense of extraordinary circumstances. Elizabeth Stanley, Director of social enterprise, Wraparound Partnership, was gifted the prize…


Events and Workshops

Wraparound offers a programme of FREE events to support parent carers and professionals across Greater Manchester and beyond. Our mission is to simplify the world of special needs and empower you with the knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome for your child or the children and young people you work with. Come down, we’ll…


BBC Radio 5 Live Mum Takeover

Wraparound were invited to BBC Radio 5 Live’s #MumTakeover in Blackpool on 28th November 2017. Supported by Netmums, Better Start Blackpool and Maternal Mental Health Alliance the event is a chance to discuss the challenges faced by mums of all ages – from post natal depression and anxiety to work/life balance and loneliness – with…


Conducting The System

Since leaving the classroom and a SENCO role in 2013, and following my passion to set up Wraparound, I am often asked what Wraparound actually does. Yes we help families, yes we support individuals, yes we work with schools, attend meetings and anything to support positive outcomes for the individual with special needs (SEND) and…



The Year 11 EHCP Conundrum

Prior to this new world of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), in the world of Statements of Special Educational needs, there was never really any early decisions to be made when it came to post 16 choices for Students in Year 11 with SEND. Statements of SEN became Learning Difficulties Assessments in Post 16,…


Why good transfer reviews are the secret ingredient.

It’s been a week full of Year 6 EHC transfer reviews for our team, and we returned to the office with a variety of experiences to share. I have been supporting parents at one of the local primary schools we have worked closely with over the past year. I really look forward to the reviews…


Is there a crisis in Pre-School provision?

We have heard that there is a bit of a crisis in Pre school settings, between wiping snotty noses and changing nappies, people who work in nurseries, pre schools, childminders, play groups are also supposed to be ensuring children are school ready, that they have appropriate language acquisition and are potty trained. That is a…


So what, exactly do we mean by Progress?’

So what, exactly do we mean by ‘progress’? This is a question the Wraparound Team have been grappling with for some time. In our position we are extremely fortunate to work with children, young people, teachers, SENCOs, head teachers, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, social workers, early help teams, parents, grandparents, to name a few,…


Looking Beyond the Label

I started my career in education as a teaching assistant in what was until recently referred to as an EBSD (Emotional, Behavioural, Social Difficulties) provision. During my time there I worked with children on the Autism Spectrum, children diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, hearing impairment and growth disorders. Each child required a different approach to helping…