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Sarah Jones

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Wales: Additional Learning Needs Code and Regulations Approved

The SEN/ALN forms passed a new milestone when the ALN Code and regulations were approved by the Senedd on 23 March. Along with the ALN Act 2018, the code and regulations will create the statutory ALN system in Wales. From September 2021 the ALN system will come into force over a three-year phased implementation period. In …

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COVID-19 Guide for Carers and Family Supporting Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities

The Social Care Institute for Excellence has produced a new guide to help family members and carers living with and supporting adults and children with learning disabilities, or an autistic adult or child, through the COVID-19 crisis. Its aim is to assist carers to carry on giving good, safe support to their family members during …

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Practical Tips for Effectively Accessing Public Services for your Disabled Child

Unfortunately many families struggle to access the education, social and health services for their children that they are legally entitled to. Here are some ways that may be helpful for parents in effectively achieving their goals. Support Having support can be one of the most effective ways of being effective, be it emotional support, advising …

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England: Updated Guidance for Opening of Special Schools

The guidance for the full opening of special schools and other specialist settings was updated on 20 November. The update reflects that the temporary changes introduced by legislation earlier in the year have now ceased and covers the system of controls, residential settings, attendance, workforce, safeguarding, wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity, curriculum expectations, behaviour expectations …

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Useful Resources from the Council for Disabled Children

Amongst the many useful resources parents of disabled children can find on the Council for Disabled Children’s (CDC) website we would like to highlight three that you may find particularly useful at the moment. Firstly, they have developed a Coronavirus Support and Guidance webpage consisting of a list of helpful resources and information relating to …

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Wales: Update on the Additional Learning Needs System

The Welsh Government issued the following update below on 25 November: The Senedd yesterday approved the ‘Draft: Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (Wales) Regulations 2020’ (“ALNCo Regulations 2020”) which will come into force on 4 January 2021. This marks another significant step towards the implementation of the ALN system; and our goal of transforming the expectations, experiences …

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