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Useful Publications

Special Educational Needsand Disability (SEND)

 

Council for Disabled Children's handbook.

Is an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales. The authors expertly navigate the many, often overlapping, sources of law, explaining the difference between what public bodies must do to support disabled children and that which they may do. The handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements. Click on the icon below to access:

 

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Council for Disabled Children's national fact sheet.

This fact sheet is written for parents to give them an overview of Education, Health and Care Plans. Amongst other things, it covers what a EHC plan looks like, what it contains and what to do when your child has a plan. Click on the icon below to access:

 

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The Special Education Needs Code of Practice (Jan 2015)

Contains a lot of useful information on the steps and processes the Local Authority should comply with before, during and after a request for a statement has been made. Click on the icon below to access:

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Other useful SEND Advice leaflets:

Impartial Information, Advice and Support: Statutory guidelines for providing SEND Advice.

 

Local Offer: What it is, Who it is for: Describes all the support available locally for children and young people.

 

SEN Support in Mainstream Schools: This tells you about the support that children should receive in school.

 

Funding for Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools: How schools can use their budget.

 

Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment: What an EHC Assessment is and when it is necessary.

 

Education, Health and Care Plans: How these plans can help ensure extra help for children who need it.

 

What to do if I do not agree with decisions about SEN provision: How to get help when you disagree with decisions about your child's SEN.

 

Personal Budgets for SEN: What a personal budget is, what it can be used for, and who is entitled to it.

 

Glossary of SEN: An explanation of key words and phrases for young people and parents.

 

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Education and Learning

Raising the level of academic achievement is a top priority for the council. We will ensure the effective delivery of our services so we can improve the life chances for children and young people. Check out this section to find out about Learning centres, schools, special education needs and more.

 


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