Welcome to Devon's SEND Pathfinder website

New SEND changes – Parent Information Events

November 12th, 2013

If you are a parent or carer of a child with SEND then this is your opportunity to
find out how the changes will affect you. Devon Parent Partnership Services are holding events across Devon, in line with the roll out of the new process.  The first sessions are being held in the North during November and early December.  To book your place visit the DPPS website.

Devon Parent Carer Voice - East Event

November 11th, 2013

This joint event on 26th November with DCC/NHS & DPCV will consist of an insight in to e-safety and how can we keep our children and young people safe and in the afternoon hear about What’s Changing in Health and Social care.  There will be an opportunity for parent carers to share their thoughts and to ask questions.  You are welcome to attend for all or part of the day.

For further information or to book a place at this event please visit www.devonparentcarersvoice.org or contact DPCV Development Worker at developmentworker@dpcv.org.uk or phone 07794 233249.

SEND Pathfinder Training Events - Southern

November 5th, 2013

Training dates, to prepare frontline and operational staff in the Southern Devon area for the implementation of the new SEND pathway are now available.  More information, course pre- reading material and details of how to book your place can be found on our Training page.

Devon Local Offer

October 31st, 2013

We have now published our local offer, which enables parents and young people to see what services are available in their area and how to access them.  Please let friends and colleagues know about this as we would welcome any feedback to help us develop the website.

SEND Briefing - October 2013

October 30th, 2013

Here is the latest SEND Newsletter updating you on our progress so far and other hot topics.  Details of training for the roll out in the South are also inlcuded.

SEND Pathfinder Training

October 23rd, 2013

Training has now started in the North Devon area, aimed at frontline and operational staff.  Places are filling up quickly, so if you cannot book onto the date of your choice, please add your name to the waiting list.

Details of the pre-course reading material, and post training information, including the new DAF (Devon Assessment Framework) can be viewed on our training pages.


DISCplus Newsletter

October 23rd, 2013

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


Evaluation of the SEND pathfinder programme

October 8th, 2013

The Department for Education has released the latest report from the evaluation of the SEND pathfinder programme, produced by SQW.  This is the second of two volumes containing evaluation findings from the first 18 months of the pathfinder programme. It describes and analyses the:

  • experiences, outcomes and distance travelled by the initial cohort of participating families
  • extent to which working practices have changed for staff/individuals that have worked directly with these families
  • indicative assessment of the costs of the reforms

Draft SEN Code of Practice and Regulations released for Consultation

October 8th, 2013

The government has today released a draft version of both the 0 to 25 Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice and regulations for consultation. These set out the detail of the proposed new SEN legal framework within the Children and Families Bill.

 The draft documents contain sections on:

  • Appeals
  • Assessment and plans
  • A children’s appeal pilot
  • Approval of Independent Educational Institutions, Independent Schools and Special Post-16 Institutions
  • The Local Offer
  • Mediation
  • Personal budgets
  • Children remaining in special schools not in receipt of a plan
  • SEN information
  • SENCO regulations

 There is also a document covering proposals for making the transition to education, health and care plans and the local offer from the current system of statements.

 Please note, the consultation on these documents closes on 9th December.

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.

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