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Independent Review of SEND Provision in Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Over the past few months a team from the NDTi (National Development Team for Inclusion) have reviewed the provision (local offer) of services available to children, young people and their families who, due to varying levels of Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) need additional…

An Introduction to the Local Offer and Education, Health and Care Plans

This leaflet provides an overview of the Local Offer and the new Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessment process. To view this leaflet please click on the document to your right. If you would like to follow a signed version of this page, please click…

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…

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 Friends Coffee Mornings 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: 10am…

SEND Inspection feedback

Inspection highlights positive outlook for services supporting children and young people with special educational needs Local leaders in Blackburn and Darwen are committed to improving the lives of children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). That’s the finding of a new…

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…
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