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Free Workshop for Parent and Carers from Contact A Family
Moving to Adulthood Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Tuesday 9th December 2014, The Suite, St Thomas Centre 10:00 – 12:30
Find out what you need to know about Transition Planning & Process, The new Children’s and Family Act including EHC Plans, Equality Act 2010 including further and higher education, there will be time to ask questions
To Book a place please call “Contact a Family” on 0121 415 4624
Transition Chesterfield Dec 14 flyer final – Click the link for the flyer information.
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In return for your support we will provide subsidised access to training to increase your knowledge of the new SEND legislations, minute taking , social media training, website design and many other opportunities that would help you in your role as a Steering Group member. We will also refund your travel and childcare expenses for work undertaken for Derbyshire Parent Forum (receipts will be required).
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JUST OUT from the Department for Education – a guide to the guide! (that is, a guide to the new Code of Practice). This one is only 59 pages long as opposed to the actual CoP which is circa 270 pages). Just click on the link below.
If you have not heard about Special Needs Jungle follow the link below to see what they have been up to – this week it was meeting Edward Timpson, the minister responsible for all the SEN changes that come into play in September.
SNJ is a blog run by parents of SEND children. Worth a look, especially this one because they are asking for feedback from other parents.
The latest edition of the CDC Digest is now available for download at this link: http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/media/553274/summer-digest-2014-final.pdf
This is jam-packed full of information about where things are at with the new reforms that come into effect in September. Worth a look.
For the latest information on Support and Aspiration sign up for email alerts from the county council.
Click on this link to read the latest from Ipsea on the new Code of Practice
The Department for Education has announced a new Independent Support fund which will be managed by the Council for Disabled Children (CDC).
The £30 million will be used to recruit and train a pool of ‘independent supporters’ – champions drawn from independent voluntary, community and private organisations – to help the families of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) through the new legislation which comes into effect in September.
CDC will be overseeing the recruitment and training of the independent supporters.
Click on link below to read the Government’s press release:
Click below to CDC’s news story and our Q&A on Independent Support at the following link:
If you have any queries about Independent Support, please firstname.lastname@example.org.