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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. …

Blackburn with Darwen Council SEND Capital Fund Proposals and Plan - feedback from consultation

Working Together to Get it Right You can view our plan for the SEND provision capital funding for pupils with EHC plans by clicking on the link in the Downloads box.  Blackburn with Darwen Council, with help from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI)…

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…

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: https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/education-health-and-care-plans-examples-good-practice  

Free training for BwD Parent Champions 1st - 14th February 2019

Working together to get things right in Blackburn with Darwen We are always looking for different ways to work together with families and the Parent Champion Programme is a new and exciting opportunity to do just that. What will Parent Champions do? The role will…

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,…
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