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BETA Short Breaks Co-design 2019

Disabled children and young people have the right to be supported at home and in their local communities, to have opportunities to make and meet friends, feel confident, and to thrive with a good family life.  Sometimes that means doing things as a family, sometimes it means children and young people having fun without their

Ofsted approval for Devon’s SEND Written Statement of Action

Partners from across Devon in Education, Health and Social Care would like to thank everyone involved in developing Devon’s Written Statement of Action, which has b=now been signed off by Ofsted.

‘Ask me First’ launch event

On 7th November 2018, young people will be launching ‘Ask me First’, which explains how authorities in Devon will listen, hear and understand children, young people and their families. What will happen on the day? Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have been working with a film-maker to devise and create a

BETA Sensory Services Codesign 2018

Information about the Sensory Services co-design project, incorporating visual impairments, hearing Impairments and multi-sensory impairments.

2014 news archive

19th December 2014: The Government have worked with Mencap to produce easy read guides to the SEND reforms that are designed for children and young people. To download your copy click here. 19th December 2014: The parent led organisation ‘Special Needs Jungle’ has produced, along with the DfE, some very useful flow charts that provide

7 October 2015

There are new Guidance for Transfer Reviews and Transfer Review Forms available from September 2105. Please make sure you are using the most up-to-date one.

7 October 2015

There is a new EHC plan Annual Review Form for children with EHC plans. Please make sure you are using the right one. Children with statements who are not transferring should continue to be reviewed using the existing Annual Review Form.

25 November 2015

To support mainstream schools and colleges providing a response to SEN consultations there is a new Suitability of School/College form and an Assessment Framework form that should be used from now on. There is also Assessment Guidance to support the completion of the form. Information has been sent direct to school in the letter Consultations for