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Social Care

Social Care for Deafblind Children

https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Lettersandcirculars/LocalAuthorityCirculars/DH_101114

Short Breaks Commissioners Guidance

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachemnt/short-breaks-commissioning-guide.pdf

Education

Model Letters

IPSEA – Model Letters

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/model-letters

SOS SEN – Model Letters

https://www.sossen.org.uk/information_sheets.php

EHC Plans

IPSEA – EHC Plan check list

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=afd8d11f-5f75-44e0-8f90-e2e7385e55f0

Guide to writing Outcomes

https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/resources.guidance-for-writing-outcomes.html

Schools

Governance Handbook – 2017

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/582868/Governance_Handbook_-_January_2017.pdf

EHRC Guidance for schools in England – Reasonable adjustments for Disabled Pupils

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/reasonable_adjustments_for_disabled_pupils_1.pdf

What are Reasonable Adjustments

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/what-are-reasonable-adjustments

Equality Act 2010 – Schedule 10 – Paragraph 3 (Accessibility)

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/schedule/10

Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions–3

Exclusion 

Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/641418/20170831_Exclusion_Stat_guidance_Web_version.pdf

Alternative Provision:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/268940/alternative_provision_statutory_guidance_pdf_version.pdf

C&C v The Governing Body of a School – Tendency to Physical Abuse

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5b7bb90ae5274a44b493995e/HS_3177_2017-00.pdf

School Discipline (Pupil Exclusions and Reviews)(England) Regulations 2012

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/1033/made

Exclusion from maintained Schools, academies and pupil referral units in England 2017

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/641418/20170831_Exclusion_Stat_guidance_Web_version.pdf

Home Education

Education Otherwise – model letters

https://www.educationotherwise.org/index.php/sample-la-letters

Elective Home Education – Guideline for Local Authorities

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/288135/guidelines_for_las_on_elective_home_educationsecondrevisev2_0.pdf

Ed Yourself

http://edyourself.org/

Home Education – FAQs

https://www.home-education.org.uk/faq-carers.htm

Working Together

Education – A guide to making conversations with schools count for all families

http://www.sendgateway.org.uk/r/makingconversationswithschools.html

SENDIASS: Making Meetings Matter –  Some tips for parents and carers

https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/assets/Children-families-and-learning/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-SEND-and-the-Local-Offer/Making-Meetings-Matter.pdf

Ask Listen Do – Making conversations count in health, social care and education  

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Ask-Listen-Do.pdf

Complaints

Local Government Ombudsman – top tips for making a complaint

https://www.lgo.org.uk/make-a-complaint/top-tips-for-making-a-complaint

Best Practice Guidance for School complaints procedures 2019  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-complaints-procedures/best-practice-advice-for-school-complaints-procedures-2019

Department for Education complaint form  

https://form.education.gov.uk/en/AchieveForms/?form_uri=sandbox-publish://AF-Process-f1453496-7d8a-463f-9f33-1da2ac47ed76/AF-Stage-1e64d4cc-25fb-499a-a8d7-74e98203ac00/definition.json&redirectlink=%2Fen&cancelRedirectLink=%2Fen 

Ofsted Complaints form  

https://contact.ofsted.gov.uk/online-complaints

Complaints to Ofsted about schools: guidance for parents and carers  

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/772871/Complaints_to_Ofsted_about_schools_guidance_for_parents_230119.pdf

Local Government Ombudsman – Complaints Form

https://www.lgo.org.uk/complaint-form

Why Judicial Review is a real remedy in SEN and Disability cases 

https://rightsinreality.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/why-judicial-review-is-a-real-remedy-in-sen-and-disability-cases/

Appeals and Mediation

How to Appeal a SEN Decision 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/776348/send37-eng.pdf

SEND 35 – Apply to Appeal a SEN Decision  

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/776041/send35-eng.pdf

SEND 35a – Apply to Appeal refusal to assess  

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/776050/send35a-eng.pdf

IPSEA – Refusal to Assess Pack for parents and young people  

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=b006465c-2b25-4e28-839b-6417bfbb2da0

IPSEA – General Advice for all appeals  

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/general-advice-for-all-appeals

Transport

Home to School Travel and Transport Guidance:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/575323/Home_to_school_travel_and_transport_guidance.pdf

Post-16 transport to Education and Training

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/772913/Post16_transport_guidance.pdf

Special Educational Needs Transport Advocacy Service

http://sentas.co.uk

Health

Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions–3

Support

IPSEA

https://www.ipsea.org.uk

SOS SEN

https://www.sossen.org.uk

Educational Equality

http://www.educationalequality.co.uk/index.html

Send Karma

http://sendkarma.co.uk

Information Advice & Support Services Network (IASS)

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/information-advice-and-support-services-network

SEND Information Organisations Group (SENDIOG)

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/information-advice-and-support-services-network/what-send-information-organisations-group

Citizens Advice

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Law Centres Network

http://www.lawcentres.org.uk

Legal Resources

Disabled Children – a Legal Handbook (Steve Broach, Luke Clements and Janet Read)

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/disabled-children-legal-handbook-2nd-edition

Legal Aid Eligibility  

https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid

IPSEA – Judicial Reviews

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/judicial-review

Local Government Ombudsman – Education

https://www.lgo.org.uk/make-a-complaint/fact-sheets/education

Local Government Ombudsman – Complaints Form

https://www.lgo.org.uk/complaint-form

Case Law Directory – Council for Disabled Children

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/our-work/social-care/policy/case-law-directory

Guide to the Equality Act

https://www.hft.org.uk/resources-and-guidance/disability-rights-and-legal/equality-act/

When is guidance “statutory” and does it matter?

https://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/governance/314-governance-a-risk-articles/16316-when-is-guidance-statutory-and-does-it-matter

Special Educational Needs Transport Advocacy Service

http://sentas.co.uk

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