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Activities & Events for SEND: December 2020

Activities & Events for SEND: December 2020

Our December 2020 edition of our newsletter Activities and Events for SEND contains lots of fun activities and events for the Christmas 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!

Please note: Due to changing COVID-19 guidance, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Please check with individual providers for updates.

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Activities & Events for SEND: October 2020

Activities & Events for SEND: October 2020

Our October 2020 edition of our newsletter Activities and Events for SEND 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!

Please note: Due to changing COVID-19 guidance, activities may be cancelled at short notice. Please check with individual providers for updates.

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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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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 (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.

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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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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.

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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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Services for Children and Young People with a Visual Impairment in Plymouth

Services for Children and Young People with a Visual Impairment in Plymouth

Created by the Visual Impairment Team in Plymouth, this booklet provides details of help and services available for children and young people.

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Back to School After COVID-19 Presentation

Back to School After COVID-19 Presentation

A presentation from Plymouth Educational Psychology Service being delivered in schools by SENCO's to support the needs of children and young people in their transition back into school.

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Coronavirus Booklet for Children

Coronavirus Booklet for Children

A #COVIBOOK created by Manuela Molina at Mindheart for children under the age of 7 to help them understand the coronavirus (COVID-19). Available in 25 languages at: mindheart.co/descargables.

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Educational Psychology Service: Coming to terms with school changes linked to Covid-19

Educational Psychology Service: Coming to terms with school changes linked to Covid-19

Publication from the Educational Psychology Service for young people about coming to terms with school changes linked to Covid-19.

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Educational Psychology Service: Looking after Yourself, Looking after your Children

Educational Psychology Service: Looking after Yourself, Looking after your Children

A publication from the Educational Psychology Service about looking after yourself and your children through the current coronavirus (COVI-19) outbreak.

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Educational Psychology Service: The Return to School

Educational Psychology Service: The Return to School

A free booklet from Plymouth Educational Psychology Service providing advice to schools and parents to support children and young people's social, emotional mental health and wellbeing after lockdown.

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EHC Plans - Guidance on Temporary Legislative Changes

EHC Plans - Guidance on Temporary Legislative Changes

Guidance from the Department for Education on the temporary legislative changes for Education, Health and Care plans (ECHP) relating to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance for Schools: COVID-19 Arrangements for Enhanced Transitions Year 6 to Year 7

Guidance for Schools: COVID-19 Arrangements for Enhanced Transitions Year 6 to Year 7

Plymouth Educational Psychology Service have drawn up some guidance for schools during COVID-19 restrictions to support planning for children transitioning from year 6 to year 7.

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New Rules on Staying Alert and Safe Easy Read

New Rules on Staying Alert and Safe Easy Read

This young person easy read information comes from Easy Read Online and is based on Government guidance from 11 May 2020 on social distancing and staying safe and alert during COVID-19.

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Young Devon COVID-19 Wellbeing Toolkit

Young Devon COVID-19 Wellbeing Toolkit

Tips, tricks and techniques during the Coronavirus pandemic for maintaining positive mental health during lockdown and beyond.  This publication is published by Young Devon.

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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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Supporting Parents on Kids Education in Schools (SPOKES)

Supporting Parents on Kids Education in Schools (SPOKES)

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 more details, please ask your school or contact Jo Best (SPOKES Coordinator) on 01752 258933 (option 2) or email: jo.best@plymouth.gov.uk

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Emotionally Based School Avoidance - Guidance for Children

Emotionally Based School Avoidance - Guidance for Children

Plymouth Educational Psychology Service have consulted with a range of professionals and schools to produce guidance on emotionally based school avoidance for schools and families.  This area of work is particularly relevant for children with social, emotional and mental health needs as well as those who are very anxious about returning to school following lockdown.

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Emotionally Based School Avoidance - Guidance for Parents

Emotionally Based School Avoidance - Guidance for Parents

Plymouth Educational Psychology Service have consulted with a range of professionals and schools to produce guidance on emotionally based school avoidance for schools and families. This area of work is particularly relevant for children with social, emotional and mental health needs as well as those who are very anxious about returning to school following lockdown.

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Emotionally Based School Avoidance - Guidance for Schools

Emotionally Based School Avoidance - Guidance for Schools

Plymouth Educational Psychology Service have consulted with a range of professionals and schools to produce guidance on emotionally based school avoidance for schools and families. This area of work is particularly relevant for children with social, emotional and mental health needs as well as those who are very anxious about returning to school following lockdown.

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Emotionally Based School Avoidance - Guidance for Young People

Emotionally Based School Avoidance - Guidance for Young People

Plymouth Educational Psychology Service have consulted with a range of professionals and schools to produce guidance on emotionally based school avoidance for schools and families. This area of work is particularly relevant for children with social, emotional and mental health needs as well as those who are very anxious about returning to school following lockdown.

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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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