SEND reform resources

Post date: 
Thursday, 28 August 2014
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The Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice set out a vision for changing the way that children and young people with special educational needs and disabled children and their parents are supported.This means changes for the professionals who work with them in education, health and social care.
 
RNIB has developed resources which will provide information on making the SEND reforms work for children and young people with a vision impairment and their families.  
 
Parent resources

'Getting support for your child' is for parents, setting out a series of scenarios which try to answer some of the questions that parent carers will have about their child during the transition to the new system.

Qualified teachers of vision impairment (QTVIs) resources

'Special educational needs and disability code of practice 0-25 years: implications for children and young people with vision impairment' is for qualified teachers of vision impairment (QTVIs) working in local authority services to understand the requirements and opportunities set out in the code for learners with vision impairment.

 
Education setting resources
'Does your college, school or early years setting have a learner who is blind or partially sighted?' provides updated information for settings on the processes around ensuring that a child or young person from birth to 25 years with vision impairment gets all the support they require.
 
Local authority commissioner resources
'Developing a Local Offer for children and young people with vision impairment: RNIB advice to LAs' provides advice and information relating to children and young people with vision impairment and their families to use when preparing their local offer with parents.
 
'Advice to local authority commissioners on meeting the needs of children and young people with sensory impairments in implementing SEND reform' has been put together by a number of charities to help commissioners in local authorities discharge their responsibilities to children and young people with sensory impairments under Part 3 of the Children and the Families Act 2014 and the new Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. 
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