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Early Years Consortia 1

All Consortia meetings are currently taking place on Zoom. Login details will be sent out via email a few days before the meeting.   If you need to access support for an individual child from the Consortia, you must complete the Early Years Consortia Discussion Request…

SEND Support & EHCP

SEND Support and the Graduated Approach   Liverpool has introduced the SEND Graduated Approach Handbook which guides educational settings on the expectations and guides them on how to identify, plan and deliver support and provision to meet needs of children and young people as stated in the SEND Code…

Complaints, Disagreements, Mediation & Tribunal

Disagreement Resolution Service This service has been commissioned  to help parents  and young people to resolve: disagreements about any part of special educational needs provision for the child or young person disagreements relating to the health and social care parts of the Education, Health and Care…

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.  …

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…

NHS Continuing Care for Children

NHS Continuing Care for Children NHS Continuing Care is support provided for children and young people under 18 who need a tailored package of care because of their disability, an accident or illness. It is different from NHS Continuing Healthcare, which can be provided to adults who have…

What is Clare's Law? - LDAS

Clare’s Law, or the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) allows any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. Under Clare’s Law, a member of the public can also make enquiries into the partner…

Domestic Abuse and Honour Based Violence (HBV) Guidance for Professionals

As I’m sure you are all aware, Domestic Abuse during the lockdown is a very real concern, and family members will be at an increased risk.  We need to ensure that we are proactive in asking appropriate and safe questions while families are in lockdown. …

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…

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…