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CQC and Ofsted Inspection of SEND (Local Offer)

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a joint inspection of our local area between 3 -14 June 2019. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, the government placed new duties on the local health, social and education services providing for children and young people with…

Sensory Impairment (Local Offer)

What is sensory impairment? The term sensory impairment means a diagnosis of: Vision impairment Hearing impairment  Multi sensory impairment (which means having a diagnosed vision and hearing impairment with at least a mild loss in each sense.  This is also called Dual Sensory Loss or…

Preparing for Adulthood - Employment (Local Offer)

Preparing for adulthood For young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), planning for adulthood begins in Year 9 (the school year in which a child has their 14th birthday), and in some cases will continue until their 25th birthday.  We often call this…

Money and Benefits (Local Offer)

There are some temporary changes to how adult social care services are paid for during the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can see the details on our Adults COVID-Information page under the heading Paying for Adult Social Care services. Money and Benefits If you have disabilities you may…

Preparing for Adulthood - Independent Living (Local Offer)

Preparing for adulthood For young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), planning for adulthood begins in Year 9 (the school year in which a child has their 14th birthday), and in some cases will continue until their 25th birthday.  We often call this…

Are you hoping to go to college in September? (Local Offer)

This page includes COVID-19 information for SEND young adults who are transitioning to college in September. Here is a document with everything that is on this webpage. What help is available? Ask your school or college SENCO and careers advisers about how they can help you decide…

Transforming Care (Local Offer)

What is Transforming Care? Transforming Care can improve the lives of children, young people or children and adults with autism and/or learning disability with behaviour that challenges and/or mental health issues.  It is about improved support in your community.  This is to try to prevent you…

Neuro Developmental Disorders (Local Offer)

Neuro Developmental Disorders Neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities in the functioning of the brain that affect a child's behaviour, memory or ability to learn including, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism.   Neurodiversity is a term that refers to the natural differences between people and was coined in the late 1990’s…

Autism (Local Offer)

Autism Autism or Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) is a term used to describe a group of lifelong, neurodevelopmental conditions marked by how a person with autism interacts socially, how they communicate and patterns of restricted, stereotyped or repetitive behaviour they may have. It is a…

Preparing for Adulthood - Friends, Relationships & Community (Local Offer)

Preparing for adulthood For young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), planning for adulthood begins in Year 9 (the school year in which a child has their 14th birthday), and in some cases will continue until their 25th birthday.  We often call this…
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