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#1 Jolly Roger

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:39 AM

Just in case you're having trouble sleeping - the SEND Pathfinder Information Packs have been updated.

All Local Authorities need to get up to speed for the reforms under the Children and Families Bill, which is scheduled to become law in Sept 2014.

EVERYTHING to do with SEN children will be reformed, and parent participation & engagement is at the heart of these reforms.

From now on, we have a say in all of the local policies that will affect our children from Sept 2014, so we need to get involved.

Don't take no for an answer. You have a statutory right to participation & engagement in policy setting and review.

Use it.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:38 AM

was actually having trouble sleeping! Bad cold - nothing to do with my brood for once. Wonder when this will cross the water to N Ireland? We are way behind you as it is - the within 15 day limit for full education for out of school children doesn't apply here. But we can )an do) uis what is happening over with you to browbeat the authorities here

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:50 AM

our local authority is cutting 300,00 from its specialist teacher service ahead of the reforms without consulting parents - not sure where the money is heading (to build capacity in schools and raise attainment apparently and to prepare tor the SEN reforms) but no clear indication how it can be better used as the service is high quality and effective, especilay with children who have autism - the only problem the existing service is that there is just no enough of it available. Our forum has not been consulted AT  ALL. surely for a change like this they should be consulting parent/carers and young people before they slash. We are preparing a letter of carefully evidence/polite outrage but any suggestions about how we can use the above to strengthen our bargaining positioon would be gratefully received



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