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Cerebra-Parents Guide to Education Health and Care Plans

Cerebra is a charity set up to help improve the lives of children and young people with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers. Cerebra's guide has been prepared for parents of children and young people…

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

This is the umbrella body for the disabled children and young people's sector in England.  It is the only national body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children and young people (0-25 years old)  to support the development and implementation of policy and practice. …

Direct Payments

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Direct payments are available to people who have been assessed by social services as needing help, and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support services instead of receiving them direct from the Council.  Direct payments are a way of assisting people to gain greater independence…

Disability Access Fund - Info for Providers and Parents/Carers

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The purpose of the Disability Access Fund (DAF) is to help children with special educational needs or disabilities (SENDs) to find places in Early Education settings. 3 and 4 year olds are eligible for the DAF if they: are in receipt of disability living allowance (DLA) and; receive…

Disabled Children's Register (DCR)

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Wandsworth's Disabled Children's Register (DCR) records details of children and young people in the borough who have a physical or learning disability.The voluntary register collects information on children and young people aged 0 upto 18.The information is used:

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action is a national charity that takes action to change the lives of people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. Dyslexia is a hidden disability that affects approximately 10% of the population to varying degrees. It doesn’t affect intelligence but predominately causes difficulties with reading,…

Early Years Briefing from the Council for Disabled Children and Dept for Education

What do the 2014 SEN and disability reforms mean for early years settings?  This briefing paper from the CDC and Department for Education sets out how the special educational needs (SEN) and disability reforms set out in the Children and Families Act (CFA) will work.…

Education Banding Tool

Where a child or young person with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) has been assessed as having special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) that cannot be fully met by funding already available within an education setting, their council is responsible for determining an…

EHC Plan examples from Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

This is guidance from the CDC which offers good practice examples for each section of the  EHC plan.  

Greenmead Outreach Service

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Greenmead is a specialist primary school supporting pupils with learning difficulties. Many of our pupils have additional complex medical, physical and communication difficulties. We have a range of experienced and specialist staff who can offer outreach support to colleagues in mainstream primary and nursery settings…