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 Continue reading →


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 Continue reading →


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 Continue reading →


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 Continue reading →


EHCP Parental Feedback Report – March 2018


Sensory Services Co-design 2018

This page is being developed. Information from the BETA page will be added to this page when it has been approved. There will be a parent carer / provider event on Thursday 24th May 2018. For more information, contact lucy.j.brewer@devon.gov.uk


Council for Disabled Children Hot Topic – Teacher Training for SEND


Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) feedback – February 2018


Bercow – Ten Years on…

In response to concerns about the support for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and major changes in the education and health systems, I CAN, the children’s communication charity, and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) have undertaken an independent review of provision for children with SLCN in England. Since Continue reading →


SEND Improvement Programme Newsletter – March 2018