Local Offer Jargon Buster
We have created a 'Jargon Buster' to help you better understand some of the 'jargon' and acronyms (abbreviations formed using the initial letters of other words) that may be confusing or not clearly understood. To view our Jargon Buster, which contains an alphabetical list of…
What is the Local Offer?
From September 2014 local authorities are required to publish information online about services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is the SEN Local Offer. The Local Offer will provide accurate and easy to understand information for…
Section 41 Secretary of State Approved List
Secretary of State approved independent special institutions who have successfully completed the Section 41 (Children and Families Act 2014) application process. Section 41 of the Act allows the Secretary of State, by order, to publish a list of approved independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools…
Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs)
What you need to know about Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) Statements of Special Educational Needs will be phased out by the Education, Health & Care Plan from the 1st of September 2014 This is because of new legislation brought in by the government…
Government Launches Leaflets And Videos Explaining Changes to SEN Provision
On Monday 1st September 2014 wide ranging changes to the special educational needs and disability support system take place across the country. To help understand what this means to parents, carers and young people the Department for Education (DofE) and the Council For Disabled Children have produced a…
Contact A Family provide a useful A - Z of SEND definitions that are commonly asked about by parents/carers and professionals. SEND Definitions
Mencap Easy Read Guides
Mencap work with the Department of Education to make easy read guides about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for parents and children and young people.
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD) A-Z of Learning Disabilities
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD) have an A-Z of Learning Disabilities which provides information on key topics relevant to people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and friends. The Foundation will be continuing to add topics and would like to hear from anyone…
KIDS resources to support families and carers of disabled children and young people to help them navigate the SEND reforms.
KIDS have a suite of resources to support families and carers of disabled children and young people to help them navigate the reforms to Special Educational Needs and Disability provision. The full suite of resources is available to view on the KIDS website: www.kids.org.uk/mip2 The suite includes:…
Early Support App Launched
The Council for Disabled Children are pleased to announce that the Early Support app is now available to download free to your iPhone from the app store or down load free from Google play store What is the app? The Early Support app provides an easy…
No home computer? No problem….
If you don’t have access to a home computer the Local Offer can be viewed on line at your local library. If getting to the Library is difficult and there is no one available to help you, just call us on 01344 353133