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Requesting a EHC Needs Assessment

The Local Authority recommends that anyone wishing to mae a request for an EHC needs assessment for a child/young person, follows the graduated pathway process.  An Education, Health and Care Plan is a statutory plan that has replaced a Statement of SEN.  An EHC Plan…

Resources for Practitioners

Within Gloucestershire we regularly provide training and delopment programmes all of which can be found here.  Simply select Course Type as Practitioner and search  to find out dates and locations of upcoming training 

Resources for working with children and families

These pages are still in development and we would appreciate your contributions and feedback to support this.  Please contact the Early Help Co-ordinators in your locality. Thank you. Direct Work Tools are resources that facilitate the work being undertaken with children and young people and…

Resources to Support Safeguarding

The intention at each stage of the Graduated Pathway is for the needs of the child and family to be met through multi agency support leading to a de-escalation of need and risk. However, if during the course of the work with a child or…

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 that some…

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 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…
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