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.

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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.

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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.

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Global Mediation

Global Mediation

Information on Global mediation services.

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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.

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Intro Presentation Parent Conference

Intro Presentation Parent Conference

This presentation was delivered at the Plymouth SEND Conference on Tuesday 4 November 2014 by Angela Archer, the former Manager of Plymouth Parent Partnership (now Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Plymouth's EHCP Pathway

Plymouth's EHCP Pathway

Plymouth's Education Health and Care Plan Pathway.

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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.

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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.

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SEND Presentation

SEND Presentation

This is the presentation that was given by Plymouth City Councils Principle Education Psychologist Alan Fuller at the Parent Conference on Tuesday 4th November 2014.

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SEND Useful Numbers

SEND Useful Numbers

This publication contains useful contact details for teams in Plymouth who support children and young people with SEN.

Also included are special school and special provision details including the designated SEN for the specialist provisions that the school caters for.

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Transitional Arrangements

Transitional Arrangements

This document outlines the time scales that Plymouth City Council will use to transfer existing statements of educational need to Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP).

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For Your Interest: April 2017

For Your Interest: April 2017

The April 2017 edition of For Your Interest contains lots of fun activities and events for families in the Plymouth area for the Easter holidays and beyond.

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For Your Interest: May 2017

For Your Interest: May 2017

The May 2017 edition of For Your Interest contains lots of fun activities and events for families in the Plymouth area for the Whitsun holidays and beyond.

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Parenting Programmes

Parenting Programmes

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

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2001 SEN Code of Practice

2001 SEN Code of Practice

This code of practice was issued in 2001. Certain parts of this code remain in force until a Statement of Special Educational Need is converted to an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

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The Annual Review

The Annual Review

NOTE: This leaflet only applies to Statements of Educational Needs. All Statements are going to be converted to an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) by March 2016. This leaflet explains the procedures of the Annual Review of a Statement of Special Educational Needs and how parents are involved.

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Transition Arrangements

Transition Arrangements

Statutory guidance for local authorities and organisations providing services to children and young people with SEN.

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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

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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.

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