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Ahead of World Sleep Day on 15th March, the SEND Network team are speaking to two sleep consultants from @Hunrosa about strategies to resolve sleep difficulties in the SEND population in school. And we'd love to ask some of your questions! What do you want to ask or to know more about regarding sleep? Please share your questions in this thread by Sunday 3rd March 👇
Last year, CYPN gave us their top tips to support young people with SEND over the holidays. https://send-network.co.uk/posts/top-tips-to-support-young-people-with-send-over-christmas As well as working as SENCOs, some of you may have children or family members with SEND too. What do you do to help support them? Leave any advice or your own top tips on this thread. Lastly, we wish everyone on the SEND Network a happy holidays!
In our membership interview with Julie Pointer, she urged the network to look into supported internships for young people with SEND and find out what is available in your area. Find the full interview here: https://send-network.co.uk/videos/membership-interview-with-julie-pointer-d4c5c057-5f35-4b5d-b58b-c9fd12d45aef Please share your knowledge, thoughts and research on this thread to help other SEND Network members find the resources available!
The Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA) has written to over 30 councils which have "safety valve" deals in place with the DfE, warning that these deals could lead to councils failing to uphold their legal duties to children and young people with SEND. You can read a full report on the Tes website here: https://www.tes.com/magazine/news/general/send-cost-cutting-councils-law How do you think the “safety valve” cost-cutting deals might impact local authorities ability to support children with SEND? What needs to be done to ensure children and young people with SEND continue to receive the special educational provision which they are entitled to? How do these deals impact the support you are able to provide to children and young people with SEND? Would you support IPSEA’s call for local authorities to honour its statutory duty in relation to the ‘safety-valve’ deals? Please share your thoughts to the report and any of these questions in this thread.
How does the government's response to the SEND Review affect your setting/practice? Key takeaways from the government's response include: - A transformation of the current SEND system underpinned by new national standards - High needs funding for local authorities in 2023/24 will rise to £10.1bn - Digitisation of EHCPs - The creation of thousands of places for children with SEND across 33 new special free schools - The creation of 5,000 early years special educational needs co-ordinator positions and 400 educational psychologists - The creation of a new leadership-level SENCo NPQ - Plans for a "new approach" to AP which will focus on preparing children to return to mainstream education or prepare for adulthood You can read CYPN's full summary here.
Does the the government’s £2.6 billion in funding between 2022 and 2025 to help deliver new places and improve support for children and young people with SEND go far enough?
Is there an obvious disparity between the care you take of a child’s wellbeing and the care you take of your own?
This discussion thread is about the options available to young people with additional needs and disabilities after they have left mandatory education. What post-16 options are available for young people with additional need and disabilities? How do I access information about these options? What are the main challenges being faced by these young people with additional needs and disabilities when entering the workforce? Please share your thoughts, ideas, questions and information in order to establish, as a community, a clearer understanding of the opportunities as well of the challenges faced by young people with additional needs and disabilities as they explore their options beyond a school environment.