Support and Aspiration

January 21, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Psychology, Conformity
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Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Children and Families Bill Implementing the Reforms for Special Educational Needs and Disability

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

DfE - The Vision  Early identification and support  Trained and equipped workforce  Easily accessible information  Clear focus on outcomes  Assessment and EHC Plan from birth to 25  Increased control for parents and young people

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Timeframe for the Bill  Lords committee – October  Regulations and Code of practice published th Consultation process until 10 December  Report stage – November 2013  Royal assent – February 2014

 Law – September 2014

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Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Legislation - Key Highlights  0-25 Education, Health & Care Plan  Personal Budgets  Local Offer  New rights & protections for 16-25 year olds

 Preparation for Adulthood  Joint Commissioning duty  Health duty  Duties on Academies

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Legislation: Remaining Debates  Young Offenders with SEN in custody  Disabled children and young people  Single point of redress  Duty on social care

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Key Issues Arising From Pathfinder Activity  Engaging families and young people critical  Good practice in engaging institutional settings  Local offer: engaging, accessible, transparent & comprehensive  Requires a culture shift in thinking & approach  Person-centred planning is important

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Co-ordinated Assessment and Single EHC Plan  Children, young people and their families at the centre of the process

 A “tell us once” approach to sharing information  Use of person centred and key working approaches  Plans focused on outcomes (short and long term) with detailed and specific provision requirements  More streamlined but time invested in joint agreement on key outcomes

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

THE CO-ORDINATED ASSESSMENT PROCESS – AN EXAMPLE Referral Request

Assessment

Planning

6 Weeks

8 Weeks

6 Weeks

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

THE SINGLE EHC PLAN – AN EXAMPLE  Part One: Personal details  Part Two: - a personalised profile of the child - the child’s current needs

 Part Three: - the support the child needs to succeed and achieve - the child’s support plan - education placement - who’s involved  Part Four: Agreeing the plan

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Local Offer Principles  Collaborative: local authorities must involve parents, children and young people in developing and reviewing the local offer.  Accessible: should be easy to understand, factual and jargon-free. Should be well signposted and publicised.  Comprehensive: describe support available across education, health and social care from 0 to 25 and how to access it including eligibility criteria. Describe where to go for information, advice and support, and how to make complaints or appeal against decisions.  Transparent: must be clear about how decisions are made and who is accountable and responsible

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

What Must be Included  Education, health and social care provision for SEN ;  How parents and young people request assessment for EHC plan;  Arrangements for identifying and assessing SEN;  Other educational provision such as sports or arts provision;  Post-16 education and training provision;  Apprenticeships, Traineeships, and Supported Internships;  Arrangements for travel;  Support to help movement between phases of education  Sources of information, advice and support relating to SEN  Childcare, including provision for disabled children and with SEN;  Leisure activities;  Support available to young people in higher education  Arrangements for resolving disagreements, mediation, parents’ and young people’s rights to appeal to Tribunal and routes of complaint and redress for health and social care.

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Publishing the local offer Local authorities must:  make their local offer widely accessible and on a website  publish their arrangements for enabling those without access to the web to get the information  enable access for different groups, including disabled people and those with different types of SEN

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Preparing and Reviewing the Local Offer Local authorities:  must involve children and young people with SEN and their parents in developing and reviewing (co-production)  must involve schools, colleges, health services and others - all must cooperate with each other in development and review.  should have engagement with providers of relevant early years education.  must keep under review the special educational and social care provision available in their area and outside.  must seek and publish comments about the local offer, including those received from or on behalf of children and young people with SEN and their parents

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Co-ordinated support - Joint Commissioning There should be joint commissioning by Local Authorities and Clinical commissioning groups. Therefore the local authority will need to: • put in place joint commissioning arrangements • Including for securing provision in Education, health and care plans • arrangements for resolving disputes between parties Planning of individual support • assessment process, with children and young people and families at the centre which integrates education, health and care services • option of a personal budget for families and young people

Sunderland City Council : Support and Aspiration

Personal budgets Development of an indicative budget for all Education, health and care plans • Exploration of funding streams where choice and control can be offered • Use of notional budgets and direct payments. •

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