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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…

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…

Support for Children and Young People Moving Between Phases of Education

Support for children and young people moving between phases of education. Transition from an early years setting to school and from primary school to secondary school and then to further education is a vulnerable time for all children and young people but especially for those…

Transition, Preparing for Adulthood and Adult Social Care

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…

Children's Direct Payments

Direct payments are cash payments made directly to the child’s parent, the young person or their nominee, allowing them to arrange provision themselves. It is a different way of arranging support and can offer more flexibility, choice and control in the way support is provided.…

Complaints, Disagreements, Mediation & Tribunal

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 Care…

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…

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…

Changes to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Support System - Easy Read Guide for Children and Young People

The SEND code of practice requires local authorities, health bodies, schools, maintained early education settings and colleges to carry out statutory duties for children and young people with SEND. The reforms extend provision from birth to 25 years of age. This will give families greater choice in decisions and…

NHS Continuing Health Care

NHS continuing healthcare is care outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS. It is only available for people (over 18 years old, for those under 18 years please see NHS continuing care for Children) who need on-going healthcare and meet the…