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  • Vaccinations and immunisations

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    Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given. If you're not sure whether you or your children have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse…

  • Post 16 schools and Colleges

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      South East Essex College Southend Adult Community College Lancaster School Seevic College    

  • Local Offer User Forum

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    Southend Local Offer Forum The Local Offer Forum meets regularly to support the development of the Local Offer.  We have had 6 Local Offer Forum Meetings the minutes are in the useful documents section. The next Local Offer meeting will be arranged in 2018  If you are…

  • Transport Information

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    Parents have the right to apply for a school place at the school of their choice.  The Local Authority (LA) only provides transport where the LA is unable to offer a school place within 2 miles walking distance for Primary aged pupils or 3 miles walking…

  • SEND Personal Budget

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    A personal budget is an amount of money or resources available in order to deliver the outcomes set out in an Education, Health and Care plan. The money will come from the funding agreed by education, health or social care to meet the child or…

  • Southend Outreach and Related Base Services

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    Southend Outreach and related Base services These are services that are available to Southend schools to provide advice and support. Including speech and language disorder or significant language delay, Visual Impairment (VI), Hearing Impairment (HI), Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and behaviour difficulties.  They are provided…

  • Special Education for Secondary School Children

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    If a mainstream schools own resources and any help given by outside agencies and support services are not enough to meet your child’s needs, your child may need to be considered for an EHC needs assessment. This assessment will always involve you and your child’s…

  • Transforming Care

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    Transforming Care What is Transforming Care? Transforming Care is a national programme sponsored by NHS England and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.  The programme is looking to drive improvements in care and support for people with a learning disability and/or autism who…

  • Accessibility Strategy

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    Schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010 says that all local authorities in England and Wales must have a written accessibility strategy in relation to the schools they are responsible for. (This includes community and foundation schools but does not include academies or free schools.)…

  • Primary School SEN Offer

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    Southend Borough Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed…