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British Sign Language (BSL) Video Clips

Blackburn with Darwen Council and Lancashire Deaf Service (LDS) are working in partnership to improve the overall accessibility of our Local Offer website.  One aspects of these improvements includes a whole host of new video clips which include British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation. To view…

Building Design - Guidance for mainstream and special schools

Designing for disabled children and children with special educational needs Who this publication is for This publication is for all local authorities (LAs), diocesan boards of education, governing bodies of schools and all other education providers.It has been written particularly for education advisers, architects and…

BwD PiP Information and Guidance Sessions 2019

Empowering Parent Carers through Information Sharing Families caring for a child with additional needs, a long term medical condition or disability are invited to attend any of our advice and guidance sessions or coffee mornings. Please click on the links in the Downloads box for…

Co-production Booklet

On the 30th January 2018 Blackburn with Darwen parents and carers and staff from Blackburn with Darwen Council and Health Services came together to take part in a co-production training session. What is co-production? Co-production is when service providers work well together with families and…

Council for Disabled Children - August Newsletter

Council for Disabled Children have issued their newsletter for August.  This bumper back to school edition has lots of information, resources and reports to read.  To view click here or it is available to download from the downloads box across.

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) - Guidance for Young People

This leaflet has been produced for young people by the Department for Education (DfE) and provides information on Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).   

Education, Health and Care Plans - Examples Of Good Practice

The Council for Disabled Children have developed some good practice guidance to support the development of skills in writing good quality EHC plans that meet both the letter and the spirit of the Children and Families Act 2014. This is available at:  

Friends of the Local Offer

Would you like to help make things better for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Blackburn with Darwen? ... YES! Then join the Friends of the Local Offer. The Friends of the Local Offer is a small,…

Have your Say about BwD Council's Priorities - Chance to win Shopping Vouchers

Blackburn with Darwen residents are being asked to share their views on life in the borough and give their opinions of Council services. The Council’s residents’ survey can be completed online now, and takes less than ten minutes. It offers local people an opportunity to…

Help to find information on the Local Offer Website

If you struggle to access the Local Offer website on a computer or a mobile device (phone / tablet / laptop)  or perhaps you would like some help to use the website, the places listed in this leaflet will be able to help. All of…