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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…

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:  

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…

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…

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 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: 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…
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