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The Care and Support Jargon Buster

The Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean. The definitions were developed and tested by a steering group that included people who use services, carers, representatives from local…

Minister of State for Children and Families letter to DCS about the transfer of statements to EHC Plans

Transfers from Statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments to Education, Health and Care plans letter, attached to this record.

Children's Services online complaints form

Please view Manchester City Council's Childrens Services complaints form. Use this form if you have a complaint about Children's Services. Our work includes social care for children and young people, Sure Start, School Admissions and SEN issues. If you are telling us about something for…

Information, Advice & Support (IAS) Manchester - formerly Parent Partnership Service

Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchester is the new name for the Parent Partnership Service. IAS Manchester offers impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers to increase their involvement in the education of their children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The…

EHC Needs Assessment for a young person

Finding out what support you need Sometimes we might need extra help in school, college or training. To find out if you need extra support, you might have an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment. This is a careful look at what you might need…

Information Advice & Support for a young person

Are you aged 25 or under? Are you disabled or do you have special educational needs? Special educational needs are when you need extra support to learn things. The law says that you can get information, advice and support. You can come to us if…

Personal Budgets for young people

Personal Budgets and Education, Health and Care Plans What is it? A Personal Budget is when the places that support you work out how much money they are spending on your support. For example, they might look at how much it costs to pay for…

Information and advice on Apprenticeships

Information regarding funding high needs students on apprenticeships can be found in the funding principles for 2015/16.  Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are also another option for high needs students. High needs funding for apprentices is met by the EFA through the SFA’s apprenticeship funding methodology, in summary…

Lee Scott's Report - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 2016

At the Contact a Family / National Network of Parent Carer Forums Conference , Edward Timpson announced the publication of the report produced by Lee Scott. His report can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-experiences-with-schools-and-colleges In March 2016, the former Secretary of State Nicky Morgan invited Lee Scott…

EHCP Exemplar 2017

Education, Health and Care plans 2017  The purpose of this document is to support the development of skills in writing good quality Education Health and Care Plans. Please open the attached document to see examples of good practice