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Accessibility Strategy

Schools Accessibility Strategy Agreed by cabinet 29/8/2014

Adult Direct Payments

Direct payments Once we’ve carried out your needs assessment and agreed the type of care you need, you can choose to receive direct payments to pay for it. This gives you the freedom to choose the services that meet your assessed needs and who provides them. …

Anxiety

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It incorporates both the emotions and the physical sensations we might experience when we are worried or nervous about something. Although we usually find it unpleasant, anxiety is related to the ‘fight…

Appeals

Find out more information in this section about appeals to the Tribunal in relation to Disability Discrimination or the Education, Health and Care Plan, as well as school admission and exclusion appeals.

Body Image

Body image is how you see yourself, your physical image and the thoughts and feelings that result from that image.  Part of body image is about what you believe your own appearance to be, this includes memories, assumptions and generalisations, how you feel about your…

Brokerage and Support with Finding Childcare

Childcare Brokerage Service What is it? Childcare brokerage is a requirement of Childcare Act 2006, which means local authorities must provide support to families struggling to access childcare. Our Family Information Service Team can provide support for families who are looking for childcare. This may…

Bullying

Bullying is when someone or a group of people try to intentionally hurt you or a group of people physically (on the outside) or emotionally (on the inside/your feelings). There is a difference between something happening accidentally – like somebody bumping into you in the…

Care Act Fact Sheets Including Transition From Children to Adult Care

Please follow the link to access the factsheets below Factsheet 1: General responsibilities of local authorities: prevention, information and advice, and shaping the market of care and support services Factsheet 2: Who is entitled to public care and support? Factsheet 3: Assessing needs and determining…

Changes to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Support System - Easy Read Guide for Children and Young People

The SEND code of practice requires local authorities, health bodies, schools, maintained early education settings and colleges to carry out statutory duties for children and young people with SEND. The reforms extend provision from birth to 25 years of age. This will give families greater choice in decisions and…

Children's Direct Payments

Direct payments are cash payments made directly to the child’s parent, the young person or their nominee, allowing them to arrange provision themselves. It is a different way of arranging support and can offer more flexibility, choice and control in the way support is provided.…