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SEND Briefing Events
October 8th, 2012
The SEND Pathfinder project team will be hosting 3 briefing events for all staff (health professionals, education and social care staff), parent carers and voluntary sector organisations. These events will show the work undertaken so far in the design stages and how the single assessment and plan process will be delivered in Devon.
These events will take place on;
Tuesday 20th November, 10am-1pm – Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EE Thursday 22nd November, 10am-1pm – Isca Centre, Exeter EX4 8NT Friday 30th November, 10am-1pm – Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton EX16 4DB
Booking is essential! To book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01392 383593/3678.
Education Select Committee calls for evidence to inform SEND reforms
September 20th, 2012
The Education Committee is conducting pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government’s proposed reform of provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN). The Committee invites written submissions of evidence by 11th October 2012.
More information is provided on the Council for Disabled Children’s website.
For further information regarding the specific questions, please refer to the Minister’s letter of 3 September.
Applications now open
September 17th, 2012
The Department for Education is inviting disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs to join a Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG). The purpose of this group is for disabled young people and young people with SEN to have their say and advise Government on the SEN and Disability Green Paper reform programme.
For more information or to submit a short application visit the Council for Disabled Children website. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 26th September 2012.
If you are an organisation working with disabled young people or young people with SEN please forward the application form and accompanying information to young people and encourage them to apply!
Draft published on SEN and Disability provisions
September 13th, 2012
The Department for Education released the draft provisions on SEN and Disability as part of the Children and Families Bill on 3rd September 2012.
This includes duties to draw up education, health and social care plans and a requirement for local authorities to publish a ‘local offer’ of services for disabled children, which should be made available to parents and carers.
It is expected that the Children and Families Bill itself will be introduced into Parliament in the new year.
DISCplus Newsletter Autumn
August 15th, 2012
We are currently in the process of collecting articles for the next edition of the DISCplus newsletter, due to be with families in October. If you would like to promote the work and activities that your organisation offer please email email@example.com
Look at previous versions of the newsletter
Sarah Teather Answers Parent Carer Questions
July 16th, 2012
Sarah Teather, Minister of State for Children and Families, answers questions from parent carers in live webchat.
Children with Additional Needs in Devon
July 16th, 2012
Please view our ‘Data Book’ which gives a detailed breakdown of the 11,440 children in Devon identified as having additional needs.
Preferred Bidder Announced
July 12th, 2012
Virgin Care have been announced as the preferred bidder to run Devon’s Integrated Children’s Services. Get the latest news from NHS Devon.
Transitions Resource List
July 12th, 2012
- Paid Employment
- Independent Living
- Good Health
- Community Inclusion
SEND Pathfinder Evaluation Update
July 4th, 2012
SQW have released their Evaluation of the SEND Pathfinders Quarterly Report.
It does not include all pathfinders but gives a snapshot of of the initial start up phase of the programme.
Key Findings have been sumarised in a short presentation format