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  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Outreach Service based The St. Christopher Special School (TSCS) - service commissioned by Southend LA

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    Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Outreach Service based The St. Christopher Special School (TSCS) - service commissioned by Southend LA What do we do?: Work with school based staff directly, or via training courses, to support children with ASD and to support their inclusion within mainstream…

  • What to do if you think your child has SEN

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    If you think that your child or young person has special educational needs (SEN) you should speak to someone about your concerns. This could be: Health visitor GP Childminder Pre-school / nursery teacher School teacher College or training tutor They will be able to talk…

  • Social Care Information for Young People

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      Council for Disabled Children - Transforming Culture and Practice Social Care Resources: Click here Mental Capacty Act 2005 - Supported Decision making Leaflet:  click here  Mental Capacity Act 2005 - Easy Read Booklet: click here    

  • Information, Advice and Support Service - Factsheets

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      Factsheet A:  Finding Out About Support Near You Factsheet B: Keeping What You Say Private Factsheet C: Finding Out What You Need Factsheet D: Getting the Right Kind of Support Factsheet E: Information, Advice and Support Factsheet F: Personal Budgets   Templates Introductions -…

  • Preparation for Adulthood

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    Preparation for adulthood  are the words sometimes used to describe the journey of preparing, planning and moving from being an adolescent into becoming an adult if you have an Education, Health or Care Plan (EHCP), Learning Difficulty Assessment or Statement of Special Educational Needs. The…

  • Preparing for Adulthood - Training Events

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    Thinking About Employment - was a training session delivered by Ellen Atkinson from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi).   Young people from Southend  gave presentations on their experiences of  employment, from interview to their first day.  This session was held on the 1st July 2016 and was attended…

  • Preparing for Adulthood (PFA)

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              The Preparing for Adulthood programme (PfA) is funded by the Department for Education as part of the delivery support for the SEN and disability reforms   Website: Preparing for Adulthood (PfA)  Preparing for Adulthood - Contact Information PfA Factsheet: Mental Capacity Act 2005 and…

  • Department for Education Documents

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    Department for Education (DFE) documents relating to preparing for adulthood. DFE 16-25 High Needs Funding Arrangements: Additional Information Aug 2014 DFE Careers Guidance and Inspiration:  6th Form and College Guidance: Aug 2014 DFE Post 16 Transport Guidance Aug 2014 DFE Supported Internships Aug 2014 DFE Further…

  • Section 41: Secretary of State Approved List of Approved Independent Educational Institutions

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      Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 requires the Secretary of State to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions for the purposes of satisfying Section 38 (Preparation of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan…

  • Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

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    DSA's are grants to help toward meeting the additional studying costs or expenses that higher education students face as a direct result of a disability or specific learning difficulty. They are intended to help disabled students study on an equal basis with other students. Full-time,…