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Short Breaks for Disabled Children: A Legal Guide

The purpose of this guide is to assist local authority officers and Members to understand the law in relation to short breaks and to apply it effectively. This should assist in supporting and protecting the provision of vital services for families. It is important in…

Supported internships

The department for education has provided advice explaining what supported internships are and why they have been introduced. It also provides practical advice on developing, implementing and delivering supported internships, including information on funding, programme design, staffing, and the various partnerships on which supported internships…

Supporting the achievement of learners with vision impairment in Higher Education

This guide has been produced to aid Higher Education professionals understand how they can best work with students who have vision impairment, to facilitate a positive and inclusive experience. This resource has been produced by the University of Birmingham with support from RNIB and NatSIP.

Traineeships referral sheet: advisers and intermediaries

Traineeships are an opportunity for young people to gain real work experience, job skills and improve their English and Maths, if needed. Traineeships give young people aged 16 to 24 the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping them to boost their careers…

Understanding the eye care and vision needs of pupils with SEND

Created in partnership with See Ability, this practical guide aims to ensure all pupils with SEND attending mainstream and special schools are enabled to make the most of their vision. This guide is for teaching and support staff, SENCOs, therapists and health staff from mainstream and…

What is an EHCP and who is it for? The EHCP and The Person Centred Connection (Video/Animation)

With support from the Department for Education, Independent Support has produced two short animation films, which can be used by local authorities, IAS services, IS agencies, professionals and parent groups in their communications with parents and young people. The purpose of the two animations is to…
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