Frequently Asked Questions

Education 3 questions
  • Acronyms
    A&E Accident and Emergency Department
    ACP Advance Care Planning
    ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
    ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    AHC Annual Health Check
    ASC/D Autism Spectrum Condition/Disorder
    ATU Assessment and Treatment Unit
    BSP Behaviour Support Plan
    CBF Challenging Behaviour Foundation
    CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
    CCG Clinical Commissioning Group
    CETR Care, Education and Treatment Review
    CHC Continuing Health Care
    CJS Criminal Justice System
    CLDT Community Learning Disability Team
    COP SEND Code of Practice
    CTR Care and Treatment Review
    CETR Care, Education and Treatment Review
    DfE Department for Education
    DoLS Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
    EHCP Education Health and Care Plan
    EP Educational Psychologist
    FE Further Education
    GDD Global Development Delay
    GP General Practitioner
    HAP Health Action Plan
    HE Higher Education
    Hft Learning Disability Charity
    HI Hearing Impairment
    IAPT Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
    ICE In case of emergency
    IPSEA Independent Parental Special Education Advice Charity
    LA Local Authority
    LSA Learning Support Assistant
    MCA Mental Capacity Act
    MDT Multi-Disciplinary Team
    MHA Mental Health Act
    MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties
    MSI Multi Sensory Impairment
    NASEN National Association of Special Educational Needs
    NDTi National Development Team for Inclusion
    NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
    OT Occupational therapy
    PALS Patient Advice and Liaison Service
    PBS Positive Behaviour Support
    PCP Person-centred planning
    PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance
    PMLD Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties
    SALT Speech and language therapy
    SCIE Social Care Institute for Excellence
    SEMH Social Emotional & Mental Health
    SEN Special Educational Needs
    SENCO Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator
    SEND Special Educational Needs and Disability
    SENDIASS Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice

    and Support Service

    SLCN Speech, Language and Communication Needs
    SW Social Worker
    TA Teaching Assistant
    VI Visual Impairment
  • My child is almost 18, what do I need to know?
  • Where can I find links to Education legislation and briefings?

    Please go to our Article entitled SEND Law

     

General 2 questions
  • Acronyms
    A&E Accident and Emergency Department
    ACP Advance Care Planning
    ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
    ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    AHC Annual Health Check
    ASC/D Autism Spectrum Condition/Disorder
    ATU Assessment and Treatment Unit
    BSP Behaviour Support Plan
    CBF Challenging Behaviour Foundation
    CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
    CCG Clinical Commissioning Group
    CETR Care, Education and Treatment Review
    CHC Continuing Health Care
    CJS Criminal Justice System
    CLDT Community Learning Disability Team
    COP SEND Code of Practice
    CTR Care and Treatment Review
    CETR Care, Education and Treatment Review
    DfE Department for Education
    DoLS Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
    EHCP Education Health and Care Plan
    EP Educational Psychologist
    FE Further Education
    GDD Global Development Delay
    GP General Practitioner
    HAP Health Action Plan
    HE Higher Education
    Hft Learning Disability Charity
    HI Hearing Impairment
    IAPT Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
    ICE In case of emergency
    IPSEA Independent Parental Special Education Advice Charity
    LA Local Authority
    LSA Learning Support Assistant
    MCA Mental Capacity Act
    MDT Multi-Disciplinary Team
    MHA Mental Health Act
    MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties
    MSI Multi Sensory Impairment
    NASEN National Association of Special Educational Needs
    NDTi National Development Team for Inclusion
    NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
    OT Occupational therapy
    PALS Patient Advice and Liaison Service
    PBS Positive Behaviour Support
    PCP Person-centred planning
    PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance
    PMLD Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties
    SALT Speech and language therapy
    SCIE Social Care Institute for Excellence
    SEMH Social Emotional & Mental Health
    SEN Special Educational Needs
    SENCO Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator
    SEND Special Educational Needs and Disability
    SENDIASS Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice

    and Support Service

    SLCN Speech, Language and Communication Needs
    SW Social Worker
    TA Teaching Assistant
    VI Visual Impairment
  • My child is almost 18, what do I need to know?
Health 11 questions
Mental Health/Capacity 4 questions
Social Care 9 questions
The Law 4 questions
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