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Videos for Children and Young People

Here you will find a series of short video clips for children and young people explaining important changes to the SEN and disability support system.

What is the SEND Local Offer

What you need to know about the SEND Reforms

Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans

Post 16 Support

SENCOs and other help at school


Making Decisions

Transition from child to adolescent to adult mental health services - a young persons perspective

Three young people describe, in an intensely personal way, how the transition from CAMHS felt for them. They discuss the onset of their mental health problems and their experience of transition to adult services, which they describe as scary, confusing, and ‘like falling down a cliff with rocky bits’.

FREE phone service for young people who need support with their mental health in Stoke-on-Trent

A Stoke-on-Trent-based charity has launched a new free phone service for young people who need support with their mental health.

Younger Mind, part of North Staffs Mind, is offering the telephone support service to 11 to 18-year-olds in the city.

The new number - 0800 0051 445 - will go live today (18 April) and will be available every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm.

A Thursday evening service will be launched next week (26 April), between 4pm and 9pm.

Young people can talk about issues such as bullying, friendships, family life, school, relationships and anything else that affects them emotionally.

The support and advice service will be confidential, but if it is felt that a young person is at risk, the charity may need to share information to ensure they get the right help.

The service will not be able to offer emergency or crisis support. Any young person in immediate danger should call 999 or Papyrus’ HopeLineUK on 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786209697.

For more information about North Staffs Mind, visit

Accessibility at Elections

Working with Mencap, the Electoral Commission has produced an easy read guide for voters with a learning disability.

The easy read guide provides information about:

  • the local elections on Thursday, May 2 (these are taking place in Stoke-on-Trent)
  • how to register to vote 
  • how to cast a vote with confidence at a polling station 
  • how to apply for a postal and proxy vote.

The Easy Read Guide can be found here

The Electoral Commission is also producing a series of videos to show that voting is not always accessible for everyone and the simple things that can be done to improve the voting experience.

We’re pleased to share the first of these videos today.


What happens when you call NHS 111

Some people with a learning disability, autism or both do not know what NHS 111 is. This is a short film for people with learning disabilities, autism or both which shows:

- what NHS 111 is for
- what to expect during a 111 call
- tips on how to have a good 111 call.

Call for Talent – Care Education and Treatment Reviews (CETRs)

The link below is asking young people to come forward to help make a video about Care Education and Treatment Reviews (CETRs). They do not need to know a lot about CETRs to apply, we are looking for young people (under the age of 25) with Learning Disability or Autism who have presenting skills or who could support with a piece of art work.

Please click here to watch the video.


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