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Learn about the person, not the disability – one-page profiles provide an at-a-glance way of knowing what really matters to people, a document that can be taken with them as they move through services and come into contact with people. A one-page profile captures all the important information about a person on a single sheet […]


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An education, health and care plan (EHCP) is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through SEN support. EHCPs identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs to secure the best possible outcomes for them across education, health […]


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TALK the talk! SEND is a minefield of acronyms. Here are some of the most commonly used ones: A AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication ADVISORY TEACHER – a specialist teacher employed by the local education authority to give advice to schools ADD Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder APA Alternative Provision Academy (formerly […]

Contact's guide for parents and carers of disabled children

Contact publish ‘helpful guide for families with disabled children’

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The charity Contact have published ‘The Helpful Guide for Families with Disabled Children’, an all-in-one book with all the information and help families need to enjoy life. Contact say: “We know that new parents of disabled children are frequently overwhelmed with reams of paperwork and piles of pamphlets. That’s why we’ve put everything in one […]

Children with their journey sticks they made during a forest school session

Forest and sea schools holiday fun for Torbay families

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Over the summer holidays Louise Loram and Steph Musselwhite from South West Family Values have been rolling out forest and sea school sessions for some of the families they support from Sacred Heart, St Marychurch, Shiphay and Priory primary schools. Sessions have encouraged families to access and explore the local natural environments around Torbay and encouraged […]

Date revealed for relaxed performance of Torquay pantomime Sleeping Beauty

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Everyone likes a lie-in, but this year’s Torquay pantomime Sleeping Beauty takes it to a whole new level. Cursed by an evil fairy she is doomed to slumber forever until she is awoken by true love’s kiss! Set your alarm clocks for this year’s fun-filled pantomime Sleeping Beauty. The perfect festive family treat! And there’s going […]

Play Torbay's 2018 summer holiday activities programme

Summer holiday activities in Torbay

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Play Torbay’s summer play activities programme is here – with activities for children and young people of all ages. Playground activities are free to anyone who would like to join in! For any activities, if your child requires the support of Play Torbay’s play inclusion team, contact them as soon as possible: email or call 01803 850157. […]