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SEND Strategy 2018 – 2021 Blackburn with Darwen Council worked with families and service providers to develop our 0-25 SEND Strategy.   This strategy sets out how ... Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commission Group (CCG)…


Money Matters - Counting the Cost 2018

Published on: 06/12/2018

Contact recently published new findings from their Counting the Costs research: There has been a sharp rise in disabled chidlren going without essentials including specialist therapies and equipment. Disable children will be going without presents this Christmas. In response to the Counting the…


Family Finance Helpline

Published on: 06/12/2018

Contact provides information, advice and support to families caring for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. Our Family Finances Helpline helps families secure extra financial support, ofren money they didnt' even know they were entitled to.  In the last…


0-25 Joint Commissioning Arrangements

Published on: 28/11/2018

The Law In September 2014 the reforms for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), which is part of the Children’s and Families Act, became law.  The Code of Practice published in January 2015 sets out the statutory guidance for health and local authorities. …


Over the summer you were asked to share your views on …   Assessments for Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for children and young people aged 0-25 years   The Lancashire SEND Partnership want to improve the processes…


British Sign Language

Published on: 22/11/2018

Please check out our new BSL videos via the BSL button on the Home page. You may also wish to share this CBeebies version of Penny Dale's story: Ten in The Bed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bs3xxx/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-662-rob-delaney-ten-in-the-bed


Free help to get online

Published on: 19/11/2018

The Wavemaker team are offering BwD residents free training and support to get online to manage their health and wellbeing. Outside Blackburn Town Hall 20th November  10am to 4pm Free digital training and support on offer includes: help with getting online basic…


Kidz to Adultz North Exhibition 2019

Published on: 14/11/2018

A FREE event for children & young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers and all the professionals who support them.  With 160+ Exhibitors at the event, the exhibition is a one stop shop for the most up to date…


NW SEND Regional Network News

Published on: 30/10/2018

The North West SEND Regional Network exists to promote effective practice developed in the North West and other regional Contributions The Network  publishes a regular newsletter which contains Regional network events Other events in the North West Surveys Government responses Uselful information Funding Local…


Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service offers education and training to all education providers and provides specially prepared resources to use with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Please follow the link from the picture to our main page about…


SEND Stay and Play 0 to 5 years, Darwen

Published on: 24/10/2018

Looking for something to do with your early years child with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)? Need some advice or thinking ahead about your young SEND child? Free entrance to Happy Daze Play Centre, Taylor Streer, Darwen BB3 1DQ  01254…


Blackburn with Darwen residents are being asked to share their views on life in the borough and give their opinions of Council services. The Council’s residents’ survey can be completed online now, and takes less than ten minutes. It offers local people an opportunity…


Help for Parents - Parenting Programmes

Published on: 22/10/2018

Blackburn with Darwen's Children's Services run a variety of parenting programmes. Follow the link below to a list of the programmes that are currently available to parents within Blackburn with Darwen. They are usually held in one of the…


0-5 Years SEND Stay and Play Groups

Published on: 22/10/2018

0-5 Years SEND Stay and Play group Wednesday 24th October 1.30pm-3pm at Little Harwood Children Centre & Friday 26th October 10am-11.30pm at Shadsworth Children Centre Run by Early Years SEND Service Call 01254 666697 for more information No booking required


Library Story Time

Published on: 15/10/2018

Blackburn with Darwen libraries are offering children under the age of five a chance to meet the library mascot Wordsworth for a FREE story and rhyme times. The sessions are free and there is no need to book. Upcoming dates Tuesday, October…


SEND Friends Coffee Mornings

Published on: 15/10/2018

Emplowering Parent Carers through Information Sharing Carers Service, Kingsway, Greenhurst Place, Blackburn  BB2 1NA Parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities or any additional needs 0 – 25 years old Welcome to our new season of coffee mornings starting Thursday 18th October:…


Easy Dressing Kids Clothes

Published on: 08/10/2018

M&S are really proud of their innovation in Kidswear that has followed on from a campaign where they asked children to tell them what their dream uniform would be. They had an overwhelming response from parents asking for a school uniform that was designed to…


The National SENCo Workload Survey

Published on: 04/10/2018

The National SENCO Workload Survey The 2018 National SENCO workload survey is a joint research project between the NEU, nasen and Bath Spa University. The National SENCO Workload Survey  This survey aims to further explore: • The workload undertaken by SENCOs • The key…


nasen SEND Gateway and Whole School SEND

Published on: 04/10/2018

Check out the new SEND Gateway hosted by nasen - the one-stop shop for all things SEND


Another new course could run on Thursdays, either during the morning or the afternoon.  You would be able to create a wonderful array of Christmas cards and decorations.  If there is enough interest, the course would start on Thursdays 22nd November and run for four…


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