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The Coram Children's Legal Centre has produced this guide, which provides information on bullying, what schools are required to do to prevent it, and how schools should deal with it effectively. It also provides practical advice on what parents can do if their child is being bullied, and what to do if the school fails to support their child.
Contact a Family (CaF) have updated their in-depth guide to help with the understanding and completion of Disability Living Allowance paperwork if you have a child with a disability or special educational need.
Contact a Family has produced a guide about dealing with bullying for the parents of disabled children. The guide is packed full of information and tips around spotting the signs of bullying, action and strategies you can take as a parent, and your child's rights. The guide was developed from a range of stories and experiences told to us by parents of disabled children affected by bullying. Their tips and stories are included throughout the guide.
The Department for Education published these guidelines for Local Authorities regarding parents educating their children at home. It covers a wide range of issues including rights and responsibilities, policies, support and resources and safeguarding.
The SEN Code of Practice is guidance for Local Authorities, Schools and parents on how to identify, assess and meet the needs of children and youg people with special educational needs -and it is based on Education Law.
The Department for Education (DfE) has published new guidance on exclusion from school, which is effective from 1st September 2012. This version (June 2012) replaces the previous version published in April 2012.
The Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice (IPSEA)have produced this advice pack for anyone considering lodging an appeal with the SEN & Disability Tribunal against the Local Authorities decision to refuse to carry out a statutory assessment. IPSEA have lots of advice on their website http://www.ipsea.org.uk/
The National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) has produced this briefing on behalf of parent partnership services. It provides an overview of what must and what may be provided for a young person as they transition into adult services.
The National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) has produced this briefing on behalf of parent partnership services. It provides an overview of the key welfare benefits that are available in England and Wales for disabled adults.
The National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) has produced a flowchart to help understand the transition processes for young people aged 4 - 25 years. Written in July 2012
The National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) has produced this briefing on behalf of parent partnership services. It provides an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005.
The National Parent Partnership Newtwork (NPPN) have provided a briefing for parent partnership services on transition. It covers education, employments, welfare, health and social care issues.
This leaflet from Ofsted explains how they may be able to help if you have a concern about your child's school, and you are not satisfied with the responses you have received from the school, Governing Body or the Local Authority.
This document sets out the Government’s expectations of good practice in the provision of impartial Parent Partnership Services (PPS) and increase parents confidence in them.
166 kbReview of services for Children and Young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
This interim report presents the evidence contributed to the Review through the many responses to our "call for evidence", the visits we have made to local areas across the country and the meetings we have held with key stakeholders, including children, young people, parents, frontline professionals, service managers, academics, charities, voluntary organisations and professional associations. The report considers the important themes emerging from the evidence and sets out the more specific issues we will investigate further.
The Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Tribunal has produced this guidance for parents wishing to make an appeal against an SEN decision made by the Local Authority. It also contains the forms that need to be completed to make an appeal.
A very helpful document on the preparation of cases for the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) - written by Deborah Hay, Barrister, Hardwicke Building - which was recently presented at an Educational Law conference. Deborah has kindly agreed for this information to be made available to parents via the Parent Partnership website.
A Bill to amend the Education Act 1996 in relation to the provision and publication of information about children who have special educational needs; and for connected purposes.
For a child with ASD, the move from primary to secondary school can be a very difficult change. A new research grant from the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity© is helping us to develop support packages to help to make the process easier.
The ICO (Information Commisioner's Office) has produced guidance (attached) to dispel any confusion and explain parents’ rights under the Act. The guidance also provides advice for local education authorities and those working within schools, explaining that the Data Protection Act is unlikely to apply in most situations where photographs are taken by parents in schools.
All admission authorities must comply with the mandatory requirements of this Code and admissions legislation.
This is a summary of the study by the Audit Commission which focuses on the role of sport and leisure activities in preventing anti-social behaviour in young people aged 8 to 19 years. These activities are part of the actions that councils and their partners can use to tackle and prevent anti-social behaviour. This study recognises, but does not cover, local agencies' work with families and young children or the role of schools in helping to prevent or address anti-social behaviour. A full report can be downloaded from the Audit Commission website.