Special Educational Needs (SEND) Strategy Consultation

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Virgin Care Single Point of Access (SPA) Good Referral Guide

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Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) support in Devon

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SEND Peer Review Feedback – 23rd-25th November 2016

Monday 28 November 2016 Devon’s Peer Review of SEND – feedback Last week’s visit to Devon from the LGA Peer Review team culminated in a presentation and feedback from the team at an open session on Friday. After a welcome from Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Cllr James McInnes, Devon County Council’s Chief Officer Continue reading →

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Disabled Children’s Provider Engagement Event, 23rd November 2016

This event was held as a follow-up to the event in December 2015. Residential Special Schools, Children’s Homes looking after disabled children and Short Breaks providers were invited to share good practice around caring for disabled children in a residential setting. Topics covered included listening to children and young people, autism awareness and theory of Continue reading →

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DISC Plus Newsletter – Winter 2016

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Integrated Children’s Services Online Survey

The contract for children’s services, currently held by Virgin Care Ltd, ends in March 2018 and commissioners are in the process of re-procuring these services as an integrated service. We are taking this opportunity to ask people about all children’s community-based health services, which include autistic spectrum disorder assessments, learning disability nursing, child and adolescent Continue reading →

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Putting on my Big girl’s Pants – a Parent Carer’s Guide to Being Heard

This blog can be found at http://navigatingchloesworld.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/putting-on-my-big-girls-pants-parent.html I have been trying to write the following for ages but have never quite found the words. The subject of talking to Commissioners and Service Providers is complex and confusing and I cannot pretend it is an easy thing to do. I want to explain the process I Continue reading →

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SEND Local Area Inspection

Ofsted is best known for inspecting places where young people go to school or college to make sure they are getting the best possible education. However, Ofsted does not just inspect schools and colleges. They are now working with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to find out how well the needs of children and young Continue reading →

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Small grants scheme for children with disabilities – REMINDER

First posted on 6 July 2016 in News and updates The aim of the Small Grants scheme is to increase the number of activities/short breaks services children and young people (0-18) with additional needs/disability and their families can access across Devon. The scheme helps groups who support specific disabilities and groups that help children to Continue reading →

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