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NHS Continuing Health Care

NHS continuing healthcare is care outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS. It is only available for people (over 18 years old, for those under 18 years please see NHS continuing care for Children) who need on-going healthcare and meet the…

Non-Maintained and Independent School Placements for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

School Placements for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities General principles Parents have the right to express a preference for a school when their child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan.  …

Personal Budgets

A Personal Budget is an allocation of funding identified by the Local Authority (and, where appropriate, the CCG) to provide support to meet all or some of the outcomes identified in an EHC Plan.  A Personal Budget will be provided in circumstances where it is assessed…

Personal Health Budget

A personal health budget gives children, young people, parents and carers the maximum choice and control over how they access their care and support. The following groups of people are entitled to have a personal health budget Children and young people receiving Continuing Care - This will be a…

Personalisation & Personal Budgets

Personalisation is at the heart of supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (“SEND”) and seeks to put children, young people and their families at the centre of the Education, Health and Care planning process. Personalisation in Liverpool is about:- Adopting…

Post-16 High Needs Funding

Further education settings (not including independent specialist colleges (ISCs)) are funded through 3 elements: Post 16 SEND Funding System- Element 1- Core Education Funding- Per student funding (as calculated by the national 16-19 funding system) Element 2- High Needs Additional Support Funding- Contribution of £6000…

Schools and Education

A school place for every child is an entitlement and is regarded as universal provision. Every mainstream school is resourced to support the majority of children with special educational needs. Classroom teachers are trained to differentiate the curriculum, which means teaching the same subject at…

Self Harm

Self-harm is when an individual chooses to hurt themselves or make themselves feel pain in some way, this could be through cutting, burning or by doing things such as drinking too much alcohol or taking drugs. If you are self-harming this may be because there…

SEN & Disability Appeals to Tribunal

Appealing to the Tribunal The Role of the Tribunal The First-tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability) is overseen by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service. It hears appeals against decisions made by local authorities in England about children and young people’s Education, Health and Care needs…

SEND Local Offer

Welcome to Liverpool’s SEND Local Offer Here you will find lots of information about Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).  The Local Offer helps you understand what services and support you can expect from a range of local partners, such as SENDIASS, Liverpool Parent and Carer…