Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook 2nd edition

Steve Broach recent publication Disabled children: a legal handbook has been made available  online for FREE  said to be  an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales. The authors expertly navigate the many, often overlapping, sources of law, explaining the difference between what public bodies must do to support disabled children and that which they may do.

The handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements. It is essential reading for the families of disabled children, their advocates and lawyers, voluntary and statutory sector advisers, commissioners, managers and lawyers working for public authorities, education, social and health care professionals, students and academics.

This link will take you to the web page to access the book

http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/11566

 

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Empoweing Parents and Carers Event

Dont forget to book you place for the 18th March 2016 at the Derbyshire Hotel just off junction 28 of the M1.  We will reimburse your travel and child care, we can also arrange taxi transport and there is a free bookable creche on site, come along and meet other parents, find out what the forums has been doing and learn some new information to ensure your child/young person is getting the best from their EHCP/Statement

Empowering Parent Event book now while places are still available

On 18th March 2016, we are holding an Empowering Parents Event.   We have some great speakers, that will help you think about how parents can get involved and make a difference, both to the SEND community through Healthwatch and  to your own child/young person, thinking about SMART Outcomes, and Aspirations.  This is your chance to learn something new, and to see what the forum has been doing, what our plans for 2016-2017 are, and hopefully celebrate our charity status.

The AGM will be held at the Derbyshire Hotel, 10:00-14:00 and lunch will be provided. You need to book you place. please see the link for more details and booking information

Annual General Meeting

We cant wait to see you.

New £30m fund for independent supporters

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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/30-million-for-new-special-educational-needs-champions

Click below to  CDC’s news story and our Q&A on Independent Support at the following link:

http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/news/january-june-2014/government-announcement-on-independent-supporters

If you have any queries about Independent Support, please contactindependentsupport@ncb.org.uk.