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Care Act Fact Sheets Including Transition From Children to Adult Care

Please follow the link to access the factsheets below Factsheet 1: General responsibilities of local authorities: prevention, information and advice, and shaping the market of care and support services Factsheet 2: Who is entitled to public care and support? Factsheet 3: Assessing needs and determining…

Adult Social Care and Preparing for Adulthood

What is Transition? Transition is the period of time when young people are moving from childhood into adulthood. The transition journey is from age 14 to 25 years. Council services for adults are different from those for children, so it is important that young adults…

NHS Continuing Care for Children

NHS Continuing Care for Children NHS Continuing Care is support provided for children and young people under 18 who need a tailored package of care because of their disability, an accident or illness. It is different from NHS Continuing Healthcare, which can be provided to adults who have…

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a condition where you have a lot of energy that you struggle to expel. This might make it difficult for you to concentrate and to control your behaviour; you might do or say things impulsively, without thinking. ADD,…

Information, Advice and Support Service

The Local Authority have a duty to provide impartial and confidential information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and parents of children and young people with special educational needs. This is around their special educational needs or disability and any…

Complaints

How to Make a Complaint Early Years Providers and Schools Early Years All registered childcare providers have to have a complaints procedure. For childcare provision that is registered with Ofsted any concerns should first be raised with the manager or provider. For complaints in writing…

Special Provision Capital Fund

Special Provision Capital Fund The Government has committed £265 million of capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with SEN and disabilities, in consultation with parents and providers. Local authorities have been advised…

Post-16 High Needs Funding

Further education settings (not including independent specialist colleges (ISCs)) are funded through 3 elements: When a learner’s support needs total more than £6,000, the setting can apply to the local authority for high needs funding for learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The…

Independent Specialist Colleges (ISCs)

As set out on the Post-16 Education and Training page, placements at ISCs will only be considered when local provision has been explored and ruled out as an option. When considering an application to an ISC, the local authority will look at the programme to…

Post-16 Education and Training

Post 16 options for students with SEND When a young person leaves school at 16 - 19 years, they are likely to have some or all of the following options available to them depending on their ability, independence and support needs: Further education at a…