Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Wales: Consultation on the Delivery of Autism Services

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on a code of practice dedicated to the delivery of autism services in Wales. It closes on 14 December 2020. The consultation document can be found here together with supporting guidance. The consultation covers: assessment and diagnosis accessing health and social care services raising awareness and training planning, …

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Wales: ALN Code Delayed

As part of the Welsh Government’s ongoing special educational needs reform which resulted in the passing of the Additional Learning Need (ALN) and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018, Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education, issued a written statement in September 2019 setting out the Welsh Government’s intention to lay a draft ALN Code and associated regulations …

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School transport, Cerebra help with families of children with brain conditions.

Wales: School Transport Review Extended to 0-4 Year-Olds and Mileage Thresholds

Local authorities in Wales must make free travel arrangements for eligible children of compulsory school age, that is to say 5 -16 year olds. This free transport is often crucial for families who have children with a disability or special educational needs. However, this becomes a discretionary duty for post-16 learners and given the current …

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit for Primary Schools

As schools prepare for children and young people to return in September, supporting and prioritising mental health and wellbeing will be more important than ever. A new toolkit, Mental health and wellbeing in primary schools – Preparing for recovery, empowers schools to support and prioritise pupils’ wellbeing as they adjust to the return to school, …

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Two Covid-19 Research Projects Looking For Families To Take Part

Two organisations are looking for your opinions about support during lockdown. The National Children’s Bureau are looking for families, including those with a disabled child, to give their opinion about the government’s support for children and families during the pandemic in order to influence future policy making. It involves monthly interviews and participants will receive …

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England: Additional Transport Guidance to Educational settings from the Autumn Term

The Government published additional guidance on 11 August regarding transport to schools and other educational settings which comes into force at the start of the Autumn term. It covers: managing capacity and demand on public transport taking measures to reduce risk on dedicated home to school or college transport Many parents of children with special …

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