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Category Archives: Consultations

Edward Timpson’s report into school exclusions

Edward Timpson’s report into school exclusions makes 30 recommendations to address the growing trend for vulnerable children including those with SEND being excluded. Parent carer forums have been telling us of their rising concerns about exclusions of children with SEND from school. In our survey in 2018, 95% of forums that responded had evidence of […]

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Damien Hinds speech to National Association of Headteachers

Secretary of State for Education recognises the resourcing pressures on Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and launches a call for evidence on SEND funding. On the 3rd May the Secretary of State for Education spoke to the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT). In his speech, he focused on the funding challenges being […]

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National Audit Office Inquiry – NNPCF Response

Towards the end of 2018 the National Audit Office opened an inquiry into the ‘Support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities’. This inquiry will focus on whether the Department for Education supports pupils with special educational needs and disabilities effectively. It will also bear in mind the effectiveness of connections between education, health and […]

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Blue Badge Consultation – Response and Outcome

The Department for Transport has released the summary of responses and their outcomes to the Blue Badge Scheme Consultation. The full response can be read on their website. We are pleased to see the outcomes reflect that consideration of health conditions on a person ‘when walking’ rather than a blanket statement of ability to walk […]

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Young Peoples Mental Health Green Paper – Government Response

The Department of Health and Social Care has published the government’s response to the consultation which we contributed to. They received over 2,700 responses to the consultation. This has helped them to develop the approach to how the department will transform children and young people’s mental health provision. The department will be sharing about the full […]

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IAS Programme Minimum Standards Consultation

Following a meeting between NNPCF Steering Group Members and Daisy Russell about the Independent Advice & Support Programme, please find details of a consultation draft of the new minimum standards for Information Advice and Support Services (IASS, sometimes known as SENDIASS), a definition of advocacy as used by IASS and a feedback survey: These […]

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NNPCF Responds to the SEND Inquiry

The NNPCF has today submitted their written evidence to the Education Committee Inquiry into support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  You can read more about this Inquiry by clicking the link below. In line with the general practice of select committees, we are not permitted to share […]

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School Exclusions Review – NNPCF Response

In response to the schools exclusions review that has been taking place, the NNPCF asked its members to contribute towards a national response. A survey was sent out to all parent carer forums to offer them an opportunity to participate in our national response. 22%  of Parent Carer Forums responded to our survey informing our […]

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SEND Inquiry Launched

The NNPCF welcome the Education Committee Inquiry launched yesterday exploring the impact of the Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms implemented in 2014. This inquiry provides an opportunity for parent carer forums to reflect on the successes of the implementation of the SEND reforms as well as identify the areas where improvements are still to […]

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Reviewing the outcomes of and support for Children In Need

All disabled children are Children in Need. The Government is driving forward wide-ranging children’s social care reforms to improve children’s safety and stability. Their ambition is also be for Children in Need to achieve their full potential.   The Department for Education has committed to review support for Children in Need to understand why their outcomes […]

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