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Non-Maintained and Independent School Placements for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

School Placements for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities General principles Parents have the right to express a preference for a school when their child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan.  …

Parenting Journey

LIVERPOOL PARENTING NEWSLETTER The newest issue of the Liverpool Parenting Newsletter is now available. Please read and share among friends and colleagues for up-to-date information on Parenting Services and Support in Liverpool.  Liverpool Parenting Newsletter LIVERPOOL'S PARENTING JOURNEY "Developing A Happy Child Into A Fulfilled Adult"  Parents…

Personal Budgets

A Personal Budget is an allocation of funding identified by the Local Authority (and, where appropriate, the CCG) to provide support to meet all or some of the outcomes identified in an EHC Plan.  A Personal Budget will be provided in circumstances where it is assessed…

Personal Health Budget

A personal health budget gives children, young people, parents and carers the maximum choice and control over how they access their care and support. The following groups of people are entitled to have a personal health budget Children and young people receiving Continuing Care - This will be a…

Post-16 High Needs Funding

Further education settings (not including independent specialist colleges (ISCs)) are funded through 3 elements: Post 16 SEND Funding System- Element 1- Core Education Funding- Per student funding (as calculated by the national 16-19 funding system) Element 2- High Needs Additional Support Funding- Contribution of £6000…

Schools

A school place for every child is an entitlement and is regarded as universal provision. Every mainstream school is resourced to support the majority of children with special educational needs. Classroom teachers are trained to differentiate the curriculum, which means teaching the same subject at…

Self Harm

Self-harm is when an individual chooses to hurt themselves or make themselves feel pain in some way, this could be through cutting, burning or by doing things such as drinking too much alcohol or taking drugs. If you are self-harming this may be because there…

SEN & Disability Appeals to Tribunal

Appealing to the Tribunal The Role of the Tribunal The First-tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability) is overseen by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service. It hears appeals against decisions made by local authorities in England about children and young people’s Education, Health and Care needs…

SEND Local Offer

Welcome to Liverpool’s SEND Local Offer Here you will find lots of information about Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).  The Local Offer helps you understand what services and support you can expect from a range of local partners, such as SENDIASS, Liverpool Parent and Carer…

SEND Support & EHCP

SEND Support and the Graduated Approach   Liverpool has introduced the SEND Graduated Approach Handbook which guides educational settings on the expectations and guides them on how to identify, plan and deliver support and provision to meet needs of children and young people as stated in the SEND…