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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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Single Route of Redress – SEND Tribunal Extended Powers

What is the outcome of the National Trial? The National Trial commenced from April 2018 to August 2021 testing the extended powers for the SEND Tribunal. The department commissioned an independent evaluation of the National Trial which found broadly positive evidence in support of the…

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…

Education for children with health needs

The local authority and schools have a duty to provide education for your child when they are not able to attend due to identified health needs as outlined in the policy, which you can access from the Downloads section to the right of this paragraph.…