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Requesting an EHC Needs Assessment

The Local Authority recommends that anyone wishing to make a request for an EHC needs assessment for a child/young person, follows the graduated pathway process.  If an EHC needs assessment is required, this process will ensure that the necessary evidence is collated to support the request.…

Safeguarding

Launching Gloucestershire’s revised ‘Levels of Intervention Guidance’ All staff working with children and young people need to be aware of this guidance; to help them make clear decisions based on the child or young person’s level of need.  This will help to ensure that children…

Safeguarding Chronology Guidance for Practitioners

Children and young people are most effectively safeguarded when professionals work together and share information.  Locally, we know that when a timeline of significant events (chronologies) from agencies are drawn together for the purpose of case reviews, information emerges that was not known or shared…

Secondary schools - access to early help and advice

Schools can be a good starting point if parents or families are concerned about their child, or if a young person has something they’d like to talk about.   Most secondary schools and their partners would be able to offer you direct support, advice or information on…

Section 41 Secretary of State's Approved list of specialist providers

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State by order to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions.  This new list, developed as part of the Children and Families Act 2014, means…

Self Employment Opportunities

Self Employment is a real and viable option for disabled people whose condition may fluctuate or affect their ability to work consistent hours.  Local support is offered through Princes Trust and through Gloucestershire Enterprise Ltd, who also offer support with workplace visits and interview skills. The Fredericks…

SEND Early Years

It is important to know that there is an expectation for all Early Years Providers to support children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.  This is highlighted in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory requirements, the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Equalities Act 2010.  If…

SEND Local Offer

The Local Offer is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act (2014).  The purpose of the Local Offer is to "offer" information in a single place, which can help you find and understand what services you and your family can expect…

Short breaks for disabled children and young people

Short breaks for disabled children and young people Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with an opportunity to spend time away from their parents or primary carers, relaxing, having fun with their friends, experiencing the same range of activities and environments as non-disabled…
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