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SEN and Disability - Local Offer

The Children and Families Act (2014) has introduced a new approach to the way children, young people and their families are supported. The Local Offer will bring together information from education, health and social care about Special Educational Needs and Disability all into one place.…

Single Route of Redress - National Trial

Starting on 3rd April 2018, the SEND Tribunal will have some new powers.  You have new rights to challenge the health and social care needs and provision specified in Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.  Previously, you could only appeal the educational sections on EHC…

Social Care and Staying Safe

When people hear about children’s social care they may immediately think of children’s social work. However social care help can come from a number of different places including Early Help, Aiming High and Social Work. To go to another section of the Local Offer click…

Social Care Guide for Parents

Disability is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, which defines a person as having a disability if: a) They have a physical or mental impairment and b) The impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out…

Special Educational Needs Matrix for Schools

Reasonable Expectations of Educational Settings and the Local Authority to make provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs This new SEN Matrix has been developed to support the process of meeting the individual needs of all children and young people with special educational needs.…

Spina Bifada

Spina bifida is part of a group of birth defects called neural tube defects. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that eventually develops into the baby's brain and spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them. Spina bifida is an incomplete closing of the backbone…

Statistics for Statements of SEN and EHC Plans

Statistics and analysis of statements of special educational needs (SEN) and education, health and care (EHC) plans in England. This documents in the Related Documents section of this page include information on: the number of statements of SEN and EHC plans in place in January 2018 the…

Summary of Needs and Disabilities

People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to understand information and interact with other people.  The level of support someone needs depends on the individual. However, someone with a severe or profound learning disability may need full­time support with…

Support for Parents in HM Armed Forces

Service families moving around the U.K. often find themselves in confusing situations because different arrangements for education are in place across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. These differences may relate to: different ages for moving between phases of education; different examination and assessment systems; a…

Supported Internships, Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Stoke on Trent Local Authority remains committed to continuously improving and delivering the best educational and career opportunities so that you can achieve your full potential through education as you progress to the world of work. In the UK there is no reason why students…
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