DIAS Parent Information Events

DIAS will be running a series of Parent Information Events, hosted by local schools throughout the autumn term. Tuesday 10th October – The Grove Primary School, Totnes, 1pm-3pm Wednesday 18th October – Uffculme School, 11am-1pm Thursday 19th October – Hatherleigh Primary School, 3.30-5.30pm Wednesday 8th November – Chulmleigh Community College, 7pm-9pm Wednesday 15th November – Continue reading →

Upcoming website consultation events

Devon County Council promotes ongoing engagement in SEND provision through the SEND Local Offer.  We also hold consultations around specific pieces of work. We have asked Living Options Devon to help us develop a new Health and Care website and to improve Devon’s Pinpoint community directory. We are running some short 1 hour workshops for different Continue reading →

SEN Funding update

I am writing to all parents, carers and schools, because I want to be absolutely clear about the changes the County Council is making regarding assessment processes and funding for SEN. A briefing letter I wrote to head teachers before the end of term has been widely misinterpreted and has led to a great deal Continue reading →

DISC Plus Summer Newsletter

SEND Parent Information Events at schools

Feedback from parent carers who received an EHC Plan in May 2017

SEN 0-25 Team – Meet the Team

The SEN 0-25 Team has changed the way it organises its areas. There are now four area teams, similar to the areas of people working in Health and Social Care. You can contact anyone in the SEN 0-25 Team by phoning 01392 383000 and saying their name. SEN 0-25 – Meet the Team SEN area postcodes – Devon Continue reading →

Integrated Children’s Services re-procurement

Dear parents and carers,   We’d like to hear your views As you may already know, the current Integrated Children’s Services contract across Devon is being renewed. This ‘re-procurement’ is an opportunity to ensure the service delivered is the best it can be. As a representative of Devon Parent Carers Voice (DPCV) I was pleased Continue reading →

Healthwatch Devon: SEND Strategy Consultation

Devon County Council has developed a SEND Strategy for 2017-2020. It sets out Devon’s vision and strategic priorities for SEND, showing commitment to joint working. Earlier this year we carried out a consultation through Healthwatch on our SEND Strategy. This consultation had two objectives: 1. To invite people to feedback on the SEND strategy and the 6 key Continue reading →

The Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017, the government has introduced a new funding measure for early years providers, the Disability Access Fund (DAF), to support children with disabilities or SEN.  The DAF aids access to early years places by, for example, supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings and/or helping with building capacity (be that for the child in question or for Continue reading →