Welcome to Devon's SEND Pathfinder website

SEND Training

July 4th, 2014

Due to over subscription of earlier training, a number of mop up sessions have been arranged to accommodate those on the waiting list   We are now in a position to open these up to all professionals who have not attended a previous session.  Book your place via the online bookings system.

SEN and Disability transitional arrangements -

June 26th, 2014

policy briefing on the transitional arrangements covering the rules that govern what happens to children and young people who currently have a  statement of SEN or a learning disability assessment and how these will be converted to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans has been issued by the LGiU (Local Government Information Unit).  The full draft DfE guidance has also been published.

Annual Conference - Participation in Change

May 22nd, 2014

Devon Parent Carers’ Voice are holding their annual conference on 17th June.  The day will open with a short AGM, followed by key speaker Bibic talking about understanding challenging behaviour.  In the afternoon there are various workshops available. See here for more information and how to book your place or visit the website.

Mainstream SEN Resource Allocation

May 19th, 2014

SEN 0-25 Mainstream Top-Up April 2014 is the local authority’s guidance tool to aid in the annual resource allocation for High Needs Block Top-up in mainstream schools and settings. The process of allocating education funding or Element 3 Top Up is closely aligned to the Devon Assessment Framework (DAF) which incorporates the statutory process of the new Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP).

Parent/Carers Questions & Answers

May 15th, 2014

More useful answers to your questions have now been developed.  Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Latest SEND Pathfinder information packs published

May 15th, 2014

The latest version of the SEND Pathfinder Information Packs has been published, reflecting the updated SEND Code of Practice. You can download these documents via the following link: http://www.sendpathfinder.co.uk/infopacks/.

New arrangements for supporting CYP with SEND

April 24th, 2014

Children’s minister Edward Timpson writes to teachers, colleges, local authorities and parents about the SEND reforms

Implementing a new 0-25 SEN system: LAs & partners

April 24th, 2014

New advice from the Department for Education and the Department of Health on Implementing a new 0-25 SEN system for Local authorities and partners has now been published. It is non-statutory, and has been produced to help recipients understand their role in implementing reforms to the special educational needs and disabilities system.

DISCplus Newsletter - Spring 2014

April 7th, 2014

The Spring edition of the DISCplus newsletter is now available. If you would like a hard copy, please contact us.

Parent Carer Conversation Events

April 4th, 2014

Devon Parent Carers’ Voice & Devon County Council are holding three Parent Carer Conversation events in May, focussing on SEN:  How to make the changes positive for you and your child.  These will be practical sessions with the professionals who are implementing the changes.  Book via the DPCV website, email mail@dpcv.org.uk or call 07975 506069.

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