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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


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


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


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


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


New Events Calendar for Easter

Parent carers have been asking for information about events in their area. This could be any activity that a child or young person with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities could attend. We have created a list of events which you can search by area or by activity. This resource is new; it is only as good


New website – Childcare Choices – Can I get help with my childcare costs?