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NICE guidance on depression in children and young people

2 Jul 2019

This NICE guideline covers identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. Based on the stepped-care model, it aims to improve recognition and assessment and promote effective treatments for mild and moderate ...

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Bradford district’s strategy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 2018-2022

30 Oct 2019

Our SEND Strategy has been revised. This has been in response to prior consultations (in October 2018) that highlighted: • The strategy was overly-focused on education and school places; and • Whilst the overall vision for SEND provision in ...

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A Parent guide to School Exclusions

17 Oct 2019

In relation to exclusions the LA and school must have regard to the guidance contained in the Department for Education (DfE) Guidance: Exclusion from Maintained Schools, Academies and Pupil Referral Units in England: Statutory guidance for those ...

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COVID-19 and EHC Plans

23 Mar 2020

Guidance for parents and carers Updated 20th March 2020 Following the announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson yesterday you may be aware that schools will remain open to provide childcare and ...

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A Short Guide to the Local Area Send Inspection in Bradford

23 May 2019

Guide to the Local Authority Area SEND Inspection in Bradford

OFSTED and CQC framework for inspection of local area services for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) What is the inspection framework for local area SEND Services? From May 2016, OFSTED and the Care Quality Commission ...

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School Local Offer SEN Information report Letters

14 Oct 2019

School Local Offer SEN Information report Letters

Information on the statutory duty of schools and further education providers to publish information about their School Local Offer and their Individual SEN Information Report on their local authority's Local Offer website. Read more here ...

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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.