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…


Wraparound partner Sarah talks about life as a parent of a child with autism and the path that led her to work for Wraparound.

This piece originally appeared in the Messenger Newspaper 27th October 2017.   A MOTHER in Sale is holding her hand out to offer other parent carers support after her son was diagnosed with autism last year. Sarah Windram, was head of customer care at a busy property investment company, but upon the diagnosis of her son,…


Wraparound and Me – Sarah’s Story

Hello, I`m Sarah and I am delighted to have joined the Wraparound family. I was introduced to Independent Support and Wraparound Services in 2016 following receipt of an Autism diagnosis for my eldest son who is now 5. At the time, I was brand new to the world of Special Education Needs and I was…


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…