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Listening to Young Disabled Children

This guidance on listening to young disabled children, includes inspiring examples of listening practice and significant updates on policy following the Children and Families Act, 2014. It's a must-read for everyone working directly with young children and their families. It highlights why it’s important to listen to young…

Makaton Friendly Nursery

Greenview nursery have had some special news! The staff team have worked super hard and have gained the accreditation of being Makaton Friendly nursery.The hard work and determination of the staff and children along with the support from parents has made this possible.

Misunderstood

Misunderstood explains what speech, language and communication needs are and includes advice and guidance on how to support communication development. It also includes a section for parents to give them guidance on what to do if they suspect their child may have a communication difficulty.This booklet…

North West SEND Regional Network News

The network is keen to profile effective practice developed in the North West and other regional contributions.  Do please consider sending your examples for inclusion in future editions of our newsletter. If there are particular areas of work or themes that you would like support…

Pdnet - the national network for all those supporting learners with physical disability (pd)

In April 2017 pdnet was awarded the DfE contract ‘Support for Children and Young People with Physical Disabilities’. It's work aims to improve the knowledge, skills and the capacity of the physical disability workforce across all phases of education: providing professionals in education with support in promoting…

Ready to listen - Local decisions about health and wellbeing

This resource aims to support discussion with young children and their parents/carers abouthealth and wellbeing and to facilitate their involvement in decision-making about localhealth structures, systems and practice.It will help those interested in young children’s health and wellbeing to think about: • What role do…

Section 41: Secretary of State approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions

This guidance is the published list of the Secretary of State's approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions. This list contains all independent schools and colleges for children with special educational needs or disability (SEND), including: schools and colleges approved under section 41 of the Children…

SEND 0-25 Joint Commissioning Arrangements

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. …

SEND News Bulletin

SEND News is a bi-monthly newsletter, published by Blackburn with Darwen Council, especially for people working with children and young people with SEND in education settings in the borough.  In each edition we will share information relevant to you, whether that’s the latest SEND news,…

SEND Stay & Play Summer Groups.

Come along to our summer holiday play groups. Wednesday 31ST July & 14th August, 10.00am - 11.30 am At Livesey Children’s Centre, Andrew Close, Blackburn, BB2 4NU Tel: 01254 507950 Wednesday 7th August & 21st August, 10.00am-11.30am At Wensley Fold Children’s Centre, Carnarvon Rd, Blackburn,…
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