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0 – 25 Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) Strategy For Blackburn with Darwen 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), and the people they work with, will all work together to help children…

0-5 Years SEND Stay and Play Groups Easter Holidays 2019

0-5 Years SEND Stay and Play group Run by Early Years SEND Service during the holiday periods. Call 01254 666697 for more information No booking required

0-5 Years SEND Stay and Play Groups February 2019

0-5 Years SEND Stay and Play group Wednesday 20th February 1.30pm-3pm at Little Harwood Children Centre,  Friday 22nd February 10am-11.30am at Shadsworth Children Centre Run by Early Years SEND Service during the holiday periods. Call 01254 666697 for more information No booking required

Advice for Early Years Providers re Disabled Children and the Equality Act 2010 and The Children and Families Act 2014

Many early years settings have been covered by disability discrimination duties since the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) was first implemented. This booklet by The Council for Disabled Children produced this booklet to set out these duties in the context of duties to all young…

Barnardo's- meeting the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, sexual exploitation

Barnardo's, the Children's Society, the British Institute of Learning Disabilities, Paradigm Research and Coventry University have published a report on meeting the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, sexual exploitation (CSE). It recommends governments, local agencies and…

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Reasonable Expectations for Early Years Settings & Provision for Meeting Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

Every Local Authority (LA) has a duty to explain and publish the special educational provision it expects early years settings and providers to ordinarily make for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).  So, to make sure that providers and parents…

Blackburn with Darwen School Readiness Framework 2019

School Readiness in Blackburn with Darwen In Blackburn with Darwen high numbers of four and five year olds are not arriving ‘school-ready’ for Reception class and many have delayed speech and social skills. We have undertaken a range of consultations with Early Years providers, Schools…

Blackburn with Darwen's Short Break Statement 2018 - 2019

The BwD Short Breaks Statement for 2018 -2019 is available by clicking on the link in the Downloads box. What are Short Breaks? It is important that all children and young people have the opportunity to experience a range of different activities. For children and…

Breast Feeding for Healthy Babies

BwD Early Years staff are working hard to achieve the Gold Standard in UNICEF's Baby Friendly Initiative. Staff at the local Children's Centres are passionate about this aspect of their service: Supporting pregnant women to recognise the importance of early relationships for the health and…

British Sign Language

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
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