Publications

Autism: Finding a School

Autism: Finding a School

An Autism Education Trust parents and carers guide to finding a school for your child with Autism.

Download
Autism: Working Together with your Child's School

Autism: Working Together with your Child's School

An Autism Education Trust guide for parents and carers about working together with your child's school to identify what is important in the education of their child or young person.

Download
Changes to SEND Support: Easy Read Guide for Parents

Changes to SEND Support: Easy Read Guide for Parents

This guide sets out the new law for those with special educational needs or a disability. It will help you understand the changes to the support that children and young people who have special educational needs and disability can get.

Download
Global Mediation

Global Mediation

Information on Global mediation services.

Download
Information and Support for Parents and Carers in Plymouth

Information and Support for Parents and Carers in Plymouth

A description of Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND and an overview of the services provided.

Download
Meetings: A Guide for Parents and Carers

Meetings: A Guide for Parents and Carers

Meetings aren't always easy. This leaflet provides suggestions for things to find out before the meeting.

Download
Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill is a proposed new law that is being discussed in Parliament with regards to changes to the Mental Capacity Act.

Download
Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice

Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice

The Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice gives guidance for decisions made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Download
Mental Capacity Act Factsheet

Mental Capacity Act Factsheet

This is a factsheet explaining the Mental Capacity Act relating to the Child and Family Act 2014.

Download
Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

Plymouth's Personal budgets and direct payment draft briefing paper.

Download
Plymouth Enhanced Transition Framework

Plymouth Enhanced Transition Framework

This document provides the framework and tools to support the enhanced transitions of children and young people from early years settings right through to Key Stage 4.  

The ‘Transition and Transition Plus’ programme ensures that every child will experience support and success as they transfer between and into early years settings and schools both mainstream and specialist / alternative provisions.  

This document should be used to allow practitioners to identify and plan for the needs of each child / young person during transition, but is also useful for parents too.

Download
Plymouth Enhanced Transitions: Early Years to School

Plymouth Enhanced Transitions: Early Years to School

This is a guide for parents and carers explaining the process of moving from early years to school or between settings for children that may need an enhanced transition.

Download
Plymouth Enhanced Transitions: Primary to Secondary

Plymouth Enhanced Transitions: Primary to Secondary

This is a guide for parents and carers explaining the process of moving from primary to secondary school or between settings for children that may need an enhanced transition.

Download
Plymouth's EHCP Pathway

Plymouth's EHCP Pathway

Plymouth's Education Health and Care Plan Pathway.

Download
Protocol for Visits to Plymouth Special Schools or Specialist Provisions

Protocol for Visits to Plymouth Special Schools or Specialist Provisions

Information on the protocols for making visits to Plymouth special schools or specialist provisions.

Download
SEND A Guide for Parents

SEND A Guide for Parents

Department For Education A guide for parents and carers on Special Educational needs and disability as described in the Children and Family Act 2014 and other publications.

Download
SEND Code of Practice Jan 2015

SEND Code of Practice Jan 2015

The SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 Years January 2015 edition is an update to the July 2014 version and from 1 April 2015 will replace it. It provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations and applies to England. It relates to children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabled children and young people.

Download
For Your Interest: October 2018

For Your Interest: October 2018

Our October 2018 edition of For Your Interest contains lots of fun activities and events for the half term holidays for families in the Plymouth area. There's lots to see and do, including activities for those with Special Educational Need and Disabilities (SEND) and many are FREE!

Download
Parenting Programmes

Parenting Programmes

A leaflet detailing the Parenting Programmes run by Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND.

Download
SPOKES Newsletter: Autumn 2018

SPOKES Newsletter: Autumn 2018

Supporting Parents on Kids Education in Schools (SPOKES) is a free Ready for School programme for children in Key Stage 1. It is a 9 week course where parents can learn skills to support their children and help them become more confident with their listening, talking, reading and writing.

For further details, please ask your school or contact Jo Best (SPOKES Coordinator) on 01752 258933 or email: jo.best@plymouth.gov.uk

Download
Family Nurse Partnership

Family Nurse Partnership

The Family Nurse Partnership is a home visiting programme that is offered to first time expectant mothers aged 19 or under.  It provides support during pregnancy and until the child is two years old.

For more information see: Family Nurse Partnership

Download
Young Person Guide Children and Families Act.

Young Person Guide Children and Families Act.

This is a young persons guide to the Children and Families Act 2014.

Download