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YP's guide to SEND disagreement resolution

Publication of a Young Person’s guide to SEND disagreement resolution

Following the 2017 review of disagreement resolution arrangements, the Department for Education commissioned Mott MacDonald, as part of the Delivering Better Outcomes Together (DBOT) consortium, to develop and publish a guide for young people aged 16-25 on how to resolve special educational needs and disability (SEND) disagreements. Mott MacDonald worked with a range of organisations and groups, including the young people’s group FLARE, to produce the guide.

The guide ‘When people can’t agree – Special Educational Needs and Disability Complaints: a guide for Young People in education’ can be found here

The guide provides advice and information about how young people who are unhappy with the support they are getting for their special educational needs or disability can find the right help and advice to resolve their issues.  The guide explains who young people can go to for support and the steps to take.

The guide is aimed at young people with SEND, their families and the individuals and organisations that provide them with support. 

Disability Driving Instructors

To find a specialist driving instructor in your area click on “find an instructor”, enter your post code and select any special requirements; if you have any difficulties, drop us a line via the “contact us” page.

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A Guide for Children with Additional Needs

Children with Additional Needs (Special Educational Needs, Disabilities or Complex Health Needs) Some children have needs which are additional to the needs of other children of a similar age. Some of these children may need additional help because of a range of needs.

Please see below to view the Guide

Children, Young People and Families Plan 2017-20

As you will be aware , we recently launched the Bradford Children and Young People’s Plan as a clear statement of our ambitions for children  and young people in the district.  A link to the plan can be found by clicking here

As a key part  of the plan we identified two key imperatives, the “must dos” that are fundamental to  improved  outcomes and underpin  success for our children.  These are

  • Improving school attendance.
  • Reducing the number of children who go missing from home or care

The imperatives are  linked to our Education Covenant, as these are not things that any one organisation or group of people can achieve on their own, they are things that are a district wide, partnership responsibility. Bradford Children’s Trust, who publish the Plan and set the Imperatives want to challenge all of us as a partnership to ask ourselves “What can I do to contribute to the imperatives?”  The Children’s Trust will be coming to partners in the Autumn to ask exactly this question. 

Disability Rights UK

If you’re going to study a higher education course at college or university, you may need funding to cover tuition fees, living costs and disability-related costs.

This factsheet tells you about the financial support that is available and where to apply for it. 

Funding higher education for disabled students 2018/19

This factsheet provides funding information for disabled students in the UK who are studying at further education (FE) level. FE is post-16 education below degree level and not taught in a school. 

Funding further education for disabled students

Draft Apprenticeship Standards - request for your review of these standards

The NYA’s ETS committee has been supporting the Youth Work Trailblazer to develop apprenticeship standards for Youth Workers, Support Youth Workers and Assistant Youth Support Workers.

Each apprenticeship standard has to be expressed as the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for an occupation.

Standards for three apprenticeships are attached, and we’d be grateful if you could complete the following short survey for whichever is the most appropriate standard for your role:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ApprenticeshipStandards

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Specialist Behaviour Service

What does it do? Children's Community Support Team (CCST) Provides behaviour support through in depth holistic assessment of young person in home, school other settings. Work flexibly and directly in the children’s home to model strategies with families on how to understand and manage their young person’s behaviour more effectively

Asperger Community Support Team (ACST)

Provides behaviour support through in depth holistic assessment of young person in home, school other settings. Work flexibly and directly in the children’s home to model strategies with families on how to understand and manage their young person’s behaviour more effectively

Sleep Clinic

Complete a Sleep assessment and offer advice, strategies and a full sleep programme to improve the sleep quality of the young person.

Psychological Service (PS)

Provides psychological assessment for FASD

Provides support through in depth holistic assessment of young person in home, school other settings. Work flexibly and directly in the children’s home to model strategies with families on how to understand and manage their young person’s emotions and behaviour more effectively.

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Signs of Safety

The Signs of Safety is an innovative strengths-based, safety-organised approach to child protection casework. The model of its approach was created in Western Australia by Andrew Turnell and Steve Edwards, who worked with over 150 front-line statutory practitioners and based it on what those practitioners know works well with difficult cases. The Signs of Safety approach has attracted international attention and is being used in jurisdictions in North America, Europe and Australasia.

Capturing the voices of children and young people with Down syndrome in their Education, Health and Care Plans.

If you are a parent or professional living or working with a child or young person age 4-25 years old with DS, Maria would love to hear from you as part of her research project.
You can follow the link to complete an online questionnaire here

The outcome of this research project will be used to put together valuable information about what support should be included in the EHCPs for people with DS and this will inform the content of leaflets and guidelines for parents, teachers, educational psychologists, and education professionals. 

Please see below to view the flyer

What is a Carers Assessment?

An carers assessment is how we decide whether a person needs care and support to help them live their day-to day life. To find more information click here

Short Breaks Small Grants September 2017 - April 2018

Short Breaks is the term used for any sort of leisure activity a disabled child and young person goes to. It gives them an enjoyable experience with or away from their primary carers, which also allow parents and families a break from their caring responsibilities.

Short Breaks enables disabled children and young people to do many of the activities non disabled children take for granted. They help them have fun, try new activities, gain independence and make friends.

There are different kinds of Short Breaks and they can be provided by volunteers and paid workers in a variety of settings.  They can be during the day, evenings or weekends.

The different types of short breaks depend on the needs of the child and their family.

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Step 2 Young People’s Health Project

Young People’s Counselling Support and education for young people in relation to healthy relationships and sexual health

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

We are a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve our vision to: stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. We welcome membership from any organisation or individual that supports this vision and support a free network of thousands of schools and colleges.

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About NHS learning disabilities

We are committed to improving the health and outcomes of people with learning disabilities and autism, and transforming services to improve the quality of care throughout peoples’ lives.

Click here to find out ore about NHS Learning disabilities 

SEND Reforms Explained

As part of their work, young people's advisory group EPIC created a collection of fact sheets for young people to make sense of the SEND reforms in 2014.

This fact sheet gives an overview of the SEND reforms and what was going to change from September 2014.

Click here to view the fact sheet

The Light of the World community Centre

It provides parents with one day FREE childcare, from 8.30 am to 4.00pm.  Days are allocated from Monday to Friday at every holiday.

Parents can book additional days for their children at a cost of £30.00/day.

For more information click here

Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, and birth injuries. Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.

Click here for more information on this Service

Letter to Parents Group Representative from Department of Finance can be found on the link below

SIP Volunteering Opportunities - Click here for more information

The Transitions team

Supporting young adults with a disability in the transition from children’s to adults services. 

More information on the link below

Preferred Futures

Preferred Futures are passionate about the difference our solution focused approach can make and recognise individuals as experts in their own lives. We believe every person has the skills, knowledge and resources to find their own solutions and with the right support and information can and do go on to make safe, sustainable changes.

More information on the link below

Bradford Independent Support Service

Frequently asked questions about Independent Support can be found on the link below.

The Bradford Education Covenant

The proposed Bradford Education Covenant will outline the action the Council will take along with what it is asking of others to ensure our young people get the best possible start in life.

 More information on the link below.

Thrive Bradford Information and advice for Teenagers 13yrs+

Don't Just Survive, Thrive 

Life can be tough and confusing at times. Thrive Bradford helps you navigate your teenage years, with information and advice, sign posting to services and real stories. for more information see the new website click here

Journey to Excellence

Journey to Excellence is a new programme of change which involves key partners across the Bradford District. Its purpose is to ensure we have a shared approach to working with families that builds on their strengths and provides safety and stability for children. The programme will transform services, improve outcomes and provide financial savings over time. More information can be found on the file at the bottom of the page

New on the Local Offer website 

We have a new section within our Feedback page on the Local Offer which shows you the events, workshops and meetings the Local Offer Officers have attended to promote awareness of the Local Offer and gain valuable feedback from service providers, and parents, carers, children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) birth to 25 years click here to view.

Max Cards

Max Cards are available via the Bradford Parents' Forum for families with a disabled child or young person who is in receipt of DLA at any level. Cards cost £2.50 and are valid for two years. To apply please visit www.pfba.org.uk and go to the News page. To find out more about the cards please go to www.mymaxcard.co.uk".

Glossary of Special Educational Needs and/or Disability Terms

A Guide for Parents/Carers/Act – A law that has been passed by Parliament - For more information click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Building Brighter Futures for people recovering from mental health

To find out more click here

Online Safety Information and useful videos for children and young people with additional needs

To find out more click here

Information about Bradford Councils Current Consultations 

To find out more click here

New Policy- Travel Assistance from Home to School/College

To find out more click here

Q&A Changes to Home to School/College Travel Assistance

To view the Q&A  click here

Project Search Project SEARCH Bradford is a unique pre-employment program based at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which helps young people with learning disabilities gain the skills they need to get meaningful paid jobs.

Find out more click here

Helplines: need advice or support? For information about childcare, nursery education, children’s activities, family support services and any other queries you may have then please see the Helpline link at the bottom of the page where you will find contact details for different services that will help support you and your child.

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