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SEND North West Regional Network News January 2019 Issue 38

Please follow the link below to the most recent Newsletter containing a round-up of all matters relevant to parents / carers and all professionals involved with children and young people with SEND:  Regional network events Other events in the North West Surveys Government responses Uselful…

SEND Reforms

On the 1st September 2014 the Children and Families Act came into effect. With it came a whole host of reforms and new duties on local authorities for how services and support are delivered for disabled children and young people and those with Special Educational…

SEND Reforms: A guide to EHC Plans

The guide in the Downloads box has been published by the Council for disabled children. The document brings together the primary and secondary legislation, the statutory guidance in the SEND Code of Practice on completing the different sections of EHC plans and additional notes including…

SEND Support Decisions - Guidance for Young People

Making decisions about your special educational needs and disability support This leaflet, in the Downloads box, has been produced for young people by the Department for Education (DfE) and provides information on how children and young people can be involved and make decisions on support for their…

SEND Workshop - SEN support in Schools - 2018

Families caring for a child with additional needs, a long term medical condition, or disability, are invited to book free places for an Special Educational Needs and Disabilities information session held by Contact, in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Parents in Partnership. This session will…

SEND: 19 - 25 years old entitlement to EHC Plans

This non-statutory guidance published by the Department for Education is primarily for local authorities. It aims to support them in making fair and consistent decisions about when they should maintain an EHC plan beyond the age of 19, or issue an EHC plan to a…

Surveys, Consultations and Feedback Form

We really want to know how we can make our Local Offer and your experiences better.  To help you to help us improve your services, we invite the public to take part in surveys, consultations and to submit feedback. Surveys On-going surveys We have some…

What is an Education, Health and Care plan? (Video)

This short film explains what an Education, Health and Care plan is and who can have one. The young people taking part in this film have been working with the Department for Education and local authorities to make sure Education, Health and Care plans focus…

What is the Local Offer?

What is the Local Offer? If you would like to follow a signed version of this page, please click on of the BSL sign ( to the right ride of this text on a computer, or below this text on a mobile device). Blackburn with…
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