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Devon’s local area SEND inspection report

The Local Area SEND inspection report has been published – February 2018.

SEND Strategic Review 2018-19

SEND Strategic Review Surveys for parent carers, children and young people, and professionals/practitioners. Please respond to the survey by Friday 15th February.

SEND Funding – letter from Secretary of State

The Secretary of State’s announcement of measures to address high needs pressures (December 2018).

SEND Local Area Inspection – December 2018

Information about Devon’s SEND inspection from the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted.


Information about the Champions for Change (young people’s group) film.

Improving Access to Communication Services and Support

A report about the Creative Conversation event on 17 October and what will happen next.

Alternative and Augmentive Communication (AAC) Information Session

A summary of a recent information event for parent carers of children and young people who use alternative communication methods alongside or instead of speech or writing.

Different Conversations Training – November 2018

Upcoming Different Conversations training dates – 28th and 29th November 2018.

Small Grants Scheme 2018-19

The DCC Small Grants fund is now open for applications for the final round of this financial year. The application form and guidance notes are available here – closing date 19th November.

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.