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Level 4 - Specialist

This page is currently under construction - more information will be available shortly. The child's needs are complex and enduring and a statutory response is required. At Level 4, a statutory Plan should be used e.g. Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), Child in Need (CIN)…

Local Authority Policy & Guidance

This page is currently under construction, further information will be available shortly.

Local Offer Feedback

If you would like to provide feedback on the Local Offer, you can use this form, or email sendlocaloffer@gloucestershire.gov.uk Local Offer Feedback Report 2016 The Local Offer has been available for two years since its introduction in September 2014.  The Local Offer has two key…

Mental Capacity Act 2005

What it means for young people aged 16 and over: It will help young people to make their own decisions It will also protect people who cannot make their own decisions about some things.  This is called 'lacking capacity' The Act tells people: What to…

My Child has additional needs, what does this mean and what can I do?

All children can have additional needs at some time in their lives.  These needs could arise as a result of family circumstances, changes to living situations, cultural differences, health and medical concerns, disability, loss or bereavement.  Circumstances such as these can have an impact on…

My Journey

‘My Journey’ is a tool for practitioners to aid direct work with children and young people to hear their voice in assessment and planning. The templates, designed by Ambassadors, are for children and young people who have a my plan, care plan, a child protection…

National Legislation

This page is currently under construction, further information will be available shortly.

NHS services - early access to help and health advice

When families, parents or young people are worried about health and wellbeing issues a first approach might be to speak to your GP, Health Visitor, School Nurse, Public Health Nurse or Community Midwife.  There are a number of advice websites and information sheets provided by the NHS on issues such as: Healthy weight (from…

Nursery Education Funding - guide to 15 hours funded education for all 3 and 4 year olds

Understanding Funding for 3 and 4 Year Olds Funded early years places are available for three and four year old children from the term after their 3rd birthday, for up to 15 hours a week. Child's Birthday                      Funding Entitlement starts 1 January to 31 March              Summer…

Ofsted and CQC Joint local area SEND inspection in Gloucestershire

A Joint Ofsted and CQC local area SEND Inspection was carried out in Gloucestershire in June 2016, to judge the effectiveness of the local area in implementing the special educational needs and disability reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014. Inspectors spoke with…
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