This page shows you how you can get involved with SNJ by:
- Sign up for new post alerts
- Register for an account to use our Ask IPSEA or Add a SEND Resource features
- Support us as an SNJ Patron, making regular donations and receiving our monthly patron's exclusive SEND update newsletter
- Become a volunteeer
- Make a one-off donation to help us stay online
1. New post alerts
To sign up for new post alerts, enter your email below:
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2. Register for an account
You'll only need to register for an account if you want to either:
- Send in a (non-urgent) SEND legal question to Ask IPSEA,
- Add a SEND resource to our searchable resource database.
3. Become an SNJ Squad Patron!
This is a new, exciting venture where for a small monthly donation of just £5, you get access to exclusive content as a thank you, just for the SNJ regular donators. This includes a monthly newsletter with the best of SEND for the month, and, as soon as we can, podcasts and webinars for no additional charge. How cool is that? Read more about why we’re doing this here
You can be a patron either through Patreon (right), or via PayPal (left - you need to "click make this monthly"). Choose below:
4. Be an SNJ volunteer
If you can't afford to donate or want to do more to get involved, you can help us in lots of ways. We need:
- people who want to write their own SEND story or share their SEND expertise
- people who will share our posts to their own social media (sign up for post alerts so you know when they come out)
- people who can help with grants or fundraising (we are a non-profit but not a charity)
- people who can offer help with admin work such as replying to emails, researching SEND news to help us keep up to date.
- helping us as moderators for our Facebook group and page
- people who have skills such as social media or WordPress editing
- people who have strong writing or editing skills
If one of these is something you might like to do, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!
5. Make a one-off donation
|If you’d just like make a one-off donation to say thanks for what we do or to help us with our running costs, you can do so via the PayPal button. Any amount from £1 upwards is appreciated! As we are volunteers, our time is free, but we still have costs to maintain the site, which grow as we do!|
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2. If this isn’t the problem, it’s definitely because they’re going to your spam. Depending on your system, either ‘whitelist’ or add to your contacts this email address:email@example.com.
You can also create a “message filter” to ensure anything from this email address and from “Special Needs Jungle” is ignored by spam filters and goes straight to your inbox.
This method should (hopefully) work for any email address you want to ensure you receive, but personally, I find it’s still a good idea to check your spam box weekly for misdirected emails.
I hope this helps and once again, thanks for taking the survey and for reading Special Needs Jungle.
Please can you add me to your database to receive updates.
I have found your website really informative – thank you.
Lots of good and useful information on this site and picked up via social media. I am looking for support in petitioning government / department of health regarding services or should I say absence of services and inadequate services within CAMH. I am aware there was an inquiry earlier this year, is it known what the findings were and future aims with time lines and any outcomes so far? Many thanks Liz
Could somebody please help. My son is extremely vulnerable. He has no
verbal communication, very complex, severely autistic, highly sensory, has a
complete global disposition of the world around him, is epileptic and totally
reliant on the people who look after him. He is currently in a 52 week
residential but sadly it has not worked out for him. There has been a recent
alleged assault and in the past 2 years we have had to raise some serious issues with this Residential. At the school previous to this he was also assaulted,which ended up in Crown Court.
Does anybody know of a 52 week Residential School in the UK that is safe, and could meet our son’s needs as above.
We really must get the next place right, with trained and skilled people,
to ensure our son is not at risk again.
He is 15 years of age and will be 16 this December 2015.
Hi, have you been in touch with the Challenging Behaviour Foundation? They have have knowledge and resources that can help. Otherwise, try the Contact A Family advice line.
Thank you for your response Tania. Really appreciated. However, I don’t think you quite understood. I’m not looking for what you are suggesting. We did this years ago.
We are looking for a new Residential School that can meet the needs I’ve listed.
Hi, no I do understand. I was suggesting those sources as they are in a good position to be aware of the kind of schools you’re looking for as they have more experience in this area and could give you some names.
You could also try the NAS as they have their own schools, as do Cambian and other providers. Online there is also a good special schools guide I think- though this is from memory as I can’t check right now.
Facebook groups for send are also good sources of info
Sorry Tania. I apologise. It is me who misunderstood you. Thank you very much for that. I will make contact with who you said.
No problem, good luck with your search, I hope you find the right place. x
Hi my granddaughter Carley is registered blind and statemented special needs, we have had a 3 year battle to get her an ehcp which LA has refused to do she has been offered a place at specialist blind college and is not acceptable for mainstream, we now have 1st Tier tribunal date and have been told there is no legal aid for court appearances, without representation she will probably lose at tribunal so we have started a crowdfund page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/carleyy666 I am hoping by posting this that other parents would repost to family and friends