HOW DO I CHECK AN EHC PLAN DRAFT COPY?

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Here is some information and advice from our colleagues at the Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA) on how the check a draft EHCP: The Local Authority’s duty is to specify all of the special educational provision that is necessary to meet your child’s special educational needs (SEN). This duty to specify all the […]

SCHOOL TRANSPORT

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Local authorities have particular duties towards some groups of children and young people who require home to school transport arrangements. The entitlements differ depending on the age of the child or young person. Local authorities are required to arrange free, suitable, home to school transport for children of compulsory school age who are ‘eligible’, to their nearest suitable qualifying […]

PORTAGE SUPPORTS SEND PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

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Portage is a home visiting service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. Portage offers a framework of support which includes regular home visits by a Portage home visitor, care-coordination with all others involved with the child and family and signposting to local and national support and information. The home visits will […]

MONEY MATTERS – BENEFITS AND GRANTS

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Depending on circumstances, you may be entitled to benefits aimed at making life a bit easier for your child and your family. This page gives you information on various benefits available but the whole benefit system is in a state of change so it is always worth checking the latest information with the relevant agency […]

EASY-TO-READ FACTSHEETS

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Easy read helps to present written information in a way that makes it easier to understand for people with difficulty reading. These easy-to-read documents have been designed for use with children and young people: Confidentiality EHCPs EHC Needs Assessment Our services Personal budgets Local Offer IASS minimum standards

TEMPLATE LETTERS TO DOWNLOAD

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To support the Children and Families Act (CAF) 2014, the Council for Disabled Children has produced the following template letters can be used for professionals, families and young people in writing letters to address issues they may be experiencing around the EHC planning process. The template letters have not been prepared for circumstances where parents or […]

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Investing in the future of Torbay’s schools

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On behalf of Torbay Council, TDA’s education team has secured funding in excess of £12m over the past two years, creating high quality nursery and school places for Torbay. While this meets Torbay Council’s statutory duty to ensure all children have access to a school place, it also provides outstanding learning environments for Torbay’s children. […]