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Integrated Early Help Strategy

Early Help refers both to Help in the early years of a child’s life. This is when the important building blocks of a child’s future development are laid and also Help throughout a child’s, young person’s and family’s life. This is to help as soon…

Mediation and Disagreement Resolution

Disagreement Resolution Service In Liverpool our Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Services are being provided by Essential Mediation. To contact them please call 01908 246023 (they will call you back to save your phone bill) or email them Liverpool@essentialmediation.co.uk Their website for further information is: www.essentialmediation.co.uk…

Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Services

Disagreement Resolution Service This service has been commissioned  to help parents  and young people to resolve: disagreements about any part of special educational needs provision for the child or young person disagreements relating to the health and social care parts of the Education, Health and…

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…

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

From 1st April 2014 children and young people who meet the eligibility criteria for NHS Continuing Care have the right to request to be considered for a Personal Health Budget from their local Clinical Commissioning Group.  From the 1st April 2015, this is to be…

Personalisation and Personal Budgets

Personalisation is at the heart of supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (“SEND”) and seeks to put children, young people and their families at the centre of the Education, Health and Care planning process. Personalisation in Liverpool is about:- Adopting…

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…

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…