Welcome to Devon's SEND Pathfinder website
SEND Pathfinder YouTube Channel
October 7th, 2013
The Pathfinder Support Team have launched a new SEND Pathfinder YouTube channel. This channel seeks to compile and link to relevant videos from the SEND Pathfinder areas. A number of videos referenced in the latest versions of the Information Packs can found here.
Devon Parent Carer Voice Locailty Events
October 3rd, 2013
Devon Parent Carer’s Voice and Devon County Council are hosting three Joint Parent Carer events around the County in October/November. Come along to meet other parent carers, see how you can contribute to consultations and hear about the SEND reforms.
- South – Tuesday 15th October 2013 at Buckfast Conference Centre, Buckfast, TQ11 0EE
- North – Tuesday 22nd October 2013 at RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, EX38 8PH
- East – Tuesday 26th November 2013 at The Isca Centre, Exeter, EX4 8NT
Each event will feature a guest speaker. To find out more details and to book your place please visit Devon Parent Carers Voice.
SEND Pathfinder Training Events
September 27th, 2013
Training dates, to prepare frontline and operations staff in the Northern Devon area for the implementation of the new SEND pathway are now available. More information and details of how to book your place can be found on our Training page.
SEND Briefing - September 2013
September 26th, 2013
Here is the latest briefing note about the Pathfinder. Read about one headteacher’s support for the Pathfinder project and find out details of the training events for operational staff in the North – SEND Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2013
Letter about commissioning for children and young people with SEN
September 25th, 2013
The Education and Health Ministers, Edward Timpson and Dan Poulter, have sent a joint letter to Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS) about commissioning for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN). The letter emphasizes the need for integrated commissioning processes and collaborative working, and refers to the work carried out so far by SEN Pathfinders.
A copy of the letter can be viewed here: letter from Dfe & DoH
NEW SEND Information Packs
September 18th, 2013
The National Pathfinder Support Team have produced information packs providing evidence of good and interesting practice from across the pathfinders covering the six principal themes:
- Preparing for adulthood;
- 0 – 25 coordinated assessment and EHC plans;
- personal budgets;
- Local Offer;
- Joint commissioning,; and
- Participation and engagement with children, young people, parents and carers.
To find out more visit http://www.sendpathfinder.co.uk/infopacks/
Guidance on legal status of EHC Plans
September 16th, 2013
Stephen Kingdom at the Department for Education has written to Pathfinder Local Authorities to clarify the legality of offering EHC Plans instead of Statements. A copy of the letter can be found here EHC Letter
SEND Briefing - August 2013
August 16th, 2013
Here is the latest briefing note about the pathfinder, with updates about the pilot, training and links between SEND and Early Help work in Devon – SEND Newsletter AUGUST 2013 FINAL.
SEND Information Packs
July 12th, 2013
From their work with Pathfinders across the country, Mott MacDonald have produced a series of SEND information packs. The packs draw together emerging principles and case study learning from the pathfinder programme to support other areas to prepare to implement the SEND reforms.
The links below will take you to the information packs:
July 5th, 2013
The latest SEND briefing, with updates on the workstreams and progress towards rolling out the new paperwork across the county, can be viewed here: SEND newsletter June 13 FINAL v0 2.