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SEND Local Offer- updated documents

The SEN 0-25 Team has responded to feedback from families and professionals and worked with them to create new documents about SEND.


Volunteers wanted for new Transition Pilot Project

We are looking for families of young people aged 17 or older with special educational needs and disabilities to volunteer to be part of a new project.


SEND Parent Information Events – Holsworthy, Braunton and Ivybridge

There are going to be three more SEND Parent Information Events at new locations across the county, to help parents understand how SEND support works in Devon.


Bringing Bercow 10 to life across the Devon STP

This is an article about the Access to Communication Services Reference group and its commitment to make change happen for children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).


SEND Improvement Programme Newsletter – May 2018

Follow this link for the latest issue of the SEND improvement Programme Newsletter, including ‘Meeting the Needs of children and young People with SEND in Devon: core competencies’.


HOPE facilitator training – June 2018

HOPE (Helping Overcome Problems Effectively) is a 6 week course, newly introduced across Devon, which supports people to become more skilled and confident to better self-manage their health conditions. It  works by recognising that people have many assets of their own and by bringing groups of people experiencing similar issues together, the group support, befriend


Small Grants Scheme 2018-19

The aim of the Small Grants Scheme is to increase the number of activities and resources that children and young people (0-18) with additional needs/disability and their families can access across Devon.  Click on the questions below for more information. Small Grants Scheme application form (MS word download) Small Grants Scheme applications – guidance notes


Meeting the Needs of Children and Young People with SEND in Devon – Core Competency Framework

The SEND Improvement Programme aims to improve the lives of children and young people with a special educational need or disability, and the lives of their families. The Programme has different groups, which are linked to priorities in the SEND Strategy and Improvement Plan. One of the key priorities of the Strategy is to maximise


DIAS Making Meetings Work and Better Outcomes from Meetings Training

Parent Carer and member of the SEND Local Offer Reference Group (LORG), Jane Ring, has been working with Devon Information, Advice and Support for SEND (DIAS) to develop training sessions for parent carers and practitioners, focused on making meetings work. There are two separate training sessions: Making Meetings Work, which is aimed at practitioners and


EHCP Parental Feedback Report – March 2018