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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…

Brokerage and Support with Finding Childcare

Childcare Brokerage Service What is it? Childcare brokerage is a requirement of Childcare Act 2006, which means local authorities must provide support to families struggling to access childcare. Our Family Information Service Team can provide support for families who are looking for childcare. This may…

Internet Safety for Children and Young People

The internet is an exciting place for young people to learn, get advice and chat with friends. As we use the internet for so many different things it makes sense to 'stay safe' online just as you would in the real world. Here are some…

Information on Adult Care Act Assessment

Care Act assessment What is a Care Act assessment? A Care Act Assessment is an opportunity for us to look at a person's strengths and abilities, and explore informal and formal support with the person to ensure they are able to achieve their outcomes. There…

Adult Direct Payments

Direct payments Once we’ve carried out your needs assessment and agreed the type of care you need, you can choose to receive direct payments to pay for it. This gives you the freedom to choose the services that meet your assessed needs and who provides them. …

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…

Looked After Children who have SEND

All children and young people who are looked after by Liverpool City Council and have special educational needs are supported by their school or setting in the first instance. Each school has a designated teacher with responsibility for looked after children. If you are the…

Early Years Pupil Premium

Did you know your childcare provider may beentitled to £300 additional funding to improvethe early education of your 3 or 4 year old? Additional funding for your child Childcare providers can claim up to an additional £300 per year to spend onenriching your 3 or…

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.  …

Support for People with SEND Applying for Higher Education

Support for young people with disabilities applying for Higher Education Liverpool is often described as a city of students. This description not only reflects the choice in educational opportunities in and around the region but also the opportunities the city presents for all young people…