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Single Route of Redress – SEND Tribunal Extended Powers

What is the outcome of the National Trial? The National Trial commenced from April 2018 to August 2021 testing the extended powers for the SEND Tribunal. The department commissioned an independent evaluation of the National Trial which found broadly positive evidence in support of the…

Get Involved

Get involved Click here for our co-production charter! This page is all about YOU – how you can get involved, how to make your voice heard, and how we listen to you. We call this Participation. We have people and services whose job it is…

Social Care

This area is broken down into three sections: Children's Social Care - this contains information on the support available through the Local Authority's Children's Social Care Teams and Services. There is additional information on Residential Care, Youth Offending and Short Breaks. Social Cae Services -…

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.

Internet Safety for Children and Young People

The internet is an exciting place for young people to learn, get advice and chat with friends. As we use the internet for so many different things it makes sense to 'stay safe' online just as you would in the real world. Here are some…

Learning Disabilities and Difficulties

Here is where you will find services who provide support to children and young people with learning disabilities and/or difficulties. Use the categories above to find the service you need. 

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…

How to get Support

This section gives you more information on some of the different ways you can get support, try to resolve any disagreements you might have and, if necessary, make a complaint. The options to select are: Information, Advice and Support Service The Information, Advice and Support…

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…

Information, Advice and Support Service

The Local Authority have a duty to provide impartial and confidential information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and parents of children and young people with special educational needs. This is around their special educational needs or disability and any…