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SEND News & Consultations - updated 13 Dec 2018

This section will include all council SEND News and any consultations related to SEND- it will be regularly updated.

If you wish to contact us about anything you see in the news section please email: thelocaloffer@hounslow.gov.uk

New: 13th December 2018

Joint Local Authority, Clinical Commissioning Group and partners strategy for Children and Young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability for 2018-2021 published here.

 

Older news

Lots of new information has been added to the local offer recently: 

Childhood Stroke service

The Stroke Association have a service to support families and professionals working with children who have had strokes find out more here.

Updated Health information

If your child may need specialist equipment or struggles with physical or self care find out how to get help here

Hounslow CCG have commissioned a new Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Service find out more here

Updated Specialist Provision Plan.

In late 2017, the Government announced a £215m fund to support local authorities to invest in provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities aged 0-25 to improve the quality and range of provision available to the local authority. It is intended for the children and young people with education, health and care plans for whom the local authority is responsible.

Local Authorities are obliged to publish details of how they currently propose to invest their share of the funding.

Please find the latest update in the downloads section on the right hand side.

Consultation on the first draft of the Hounslow SEND Strategy.

Please see the proposed SEND strategy document and the consultation guidance document in the downloads section.

Responses by 31st July 2018 to caroline.fernandes@hounslow.gov.uk

Short breaks summer brochure has been launched - booking starts 4 July 

SEND Information and advice support service 

Hounslow SEND IASS have published their annual report for 2017/18 

This report details the service developments, successes and challenges over the year from April 2017 to March 2018 and sets it in the context of national and local changes for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This has been a year of significant change for the service. This report will tell you about what we have been doing, what has changed and where we would like to see 2018 take us. 

New SEND Inclusion fund forms- Updated May 18 

Inclusion funding maybe available to local childcare providers to support the inclusion of children that need more support.  The process has changed for 2018/19 full details can be found here.

National trial single redress

The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a two-year trial. The trial will apply to decisions made or EHC plans issued/amended from 3 April 2018. Information on mediations and appeals for EHCP can be found here

Inclusion fund updates for 2018/19 -update March 2018

The SEN Inclusion Fund is funding available to early years providers to support children with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).  The funding is for use in the setting that the child attends and will be given to the provider to be used to support the needs of individual children with SEN.  Full information can be found here

14th March 2018 Special Provision Capital Fund

In late 2017, the Government announced a £215m fund to support local authorities to invest in provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities aged 0-25 to improve the quality and range of provision available to the local authority. It is intended for the children and young people with education, health and care plans for whom the local authority is responsible.

Local Authorities are obliged to publish details of how they currently propose to invest their share of the funding – please see the document in the download section for details.

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