Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Cerebra what we do the charity for children with brain conditions.

Our response to the publication of The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England

In a sense, Josh MacAlister’s independent review of children’s social care was always going to disappoint. Billed as a “wide-ranging, independent review”, “a wholesale independent review of children’s social care” and “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform systems and services”, its remit was also to look at how the children’s social care system responded to all …

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Wales: update on the transition from the SEN to the ALN system

The Welsh Government has recently issued two written ministerial statements updating the phased transition from the special education needs (SEN) system to the additional learning needs (ALN) system which we have previously reported on. The first statement announces that it has been decided to extend the time available to move children during the first year …

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Disabled Children and the Equality Act 2010: What teachers need to know and what schools need to do

Schools have a range of duties under the Equality Act 2010: to staff, as employees; to parents and others, where the school is providing a service to other people using the school; and to pupils, staff and others who share other protected characteristics as well as disability. The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has recently …

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Book Review: ‘Hydrocephalus: What I Wish I’d Known’ by Harry’s HAT

When you get a diagnosis, you can feel like you’re the only family going through it. How great to find other families who know what it’s like. For families of children diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, this book does just that! Many families have shared their stories about their own child with Hydrocephalus and they are all …

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