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SEND Training: Supporting Additional Needs in Practice . Jenny Bates (firstname.lastname@example.org) Anne Porter ( email@example.com ) Lata Ramoutar (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Contents. National Context. Break. Devon Context. Lunch.
DAF Practical Application
Children & Families Bill: Support and aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability: Progress and next steps
Code of Practice (2014)
Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.
It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it.
Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh
AA Milne 1989
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
A child under compulsory school age has special educational needs if they fall within the definition at a) or b) above or would do so if special educational provision was not made for them
(clause 20, Children & Families Bill 2013, Department for Education)
Parental and Young Person’s Engagement
Devon Parent Partnership
Advocacy service for young people
Person centred planning tools e.g. ‘Listen to Me & My Family’
The Local Offer
INFORM: Provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the provision available
RESPOND: Make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by involving children and young people with SEN, parents, carers and service providers in its development and review
“Every person who receives support, whether provided by statutory services or funded by themselves, will have choice and control over the shape of that support in all care settings“
Department of Health, 2012
“Personalisation means thinking about public services and social care in a different way – starting with the person and their individual circumstances rather than the service”
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Element 2 – Delegated SEN funding
Targeted / centrally
services by LA
Element 1 – Core school funding
Universal Services e.g. Libraries, Youth Clubs
Element 3 – Higher Needs block / ‘top-up’ funding (retained by LA)
Fair Access to Short Breaks
Continuing Healthcare Funding
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Child, Young Adult, Parent voice
Joint Agency/ Integrated Working
Local Offer DAF/EHCP
Single Point of Access (SPA)
Activity 1: Completing a DAF 1
Activity 1 (part ii):