SUN Groups

The Staffordshire Umbrella Network (SUN) is a networking group looking at issues affecting children and young people with special educational needs and their families.

The network provides an opportunity for parents, carers, young people, voluntary groups and agencies - such as education, social care and health - to get together and help to make a real difference to the quality of services and people's lives in the community.

We will:

  • look at good practice
  • look at what parents and young people really want or need
  • provide a forum for consultation
  • help professionals and parents exchange information
  • provide agencies with a better understanding of children with additional needs and their families

What's on offer?

'Check in and Chat'!

We started Wellness Wednesday during the lockdown as we knew what a difficult time parents of children with SEND were going through and parents told us how much they appreciated being able to chat to other parents’ in similar situations to them. These sessions are now called Check in and Chat.

We are still going to offer the sessions once a month where possible so that parents can check in and chat. The sessions will take place via Microsoft Teams between 1.00pm – 2.00pm. As before there is no set agenda this is just an informal opportunity to chat to other parents, make friends, support each other share tips, cry, laugh or just sit and listen and be listened to. If you’d like to join us, please we will then send you a joining link

No dates confirmed for spring term 2024

SUN sessions

SUN sessions are free termly sessions online via Microsoft Teams.

Details of the online termly sessions can be found on the district SUN pages below. Current active network groups are:

No dates confirmed for spring term 2024