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Category Archives: SEND Reforms

New funding boost for pupils with SEND – NNPCF Steering Group Statement

The NNPCF Steering Group welcome the Department for Education’s announcement on Saturday morning (4th March 2017) of £215m to help local authorities create additional places and improve facilities in all schools across the country. The NNPCF co-chairs were involved in confidential conversations with the Department for Education to agree how to co-produce the use of […]

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Transforming Care

The NNPCF, NHS England and Contact a Family recently produced a webinar on ‘Transforming Care’ for Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities, Autism or both. The webinar was presented by Mary Busk, NNPCF Steering Group member for London and Sue North, the Children’s Social Care and Education Adviser for the Transforming Care Programme. Click […]

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Does your forum want the Department for Education to know how implementation of the reforms is working in your Local Area? As you will remember, we ran surveys on behalf of the Department for Education in the Spring and Summer of 2014, asking you about your local area’s readiness for the Special Educational Needs and […]

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Department for Education publish latest Newsletter

Topics covered in the newsletter include:  Engaging your community with the Local Offer EHC plans New resource for schools on what the reforms mean for them Simplifying Access to Work applications for supported internships and traineeships Consultation on the SEND Inspection Framework NHS England letter to CCGs SEND Appeals to tribunals Training offers available now […]

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Highlights from the SEND Survey June 2015

See the initial findings from the most recent survey of parent carer forums around the impact of the SEND Reforms. To download this short report please click here. The full report will be available in the coming weeks.

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Delivering Better Outcomes Together – DBOT

The Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium is made up of Mott MacDonald, National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), the Council for Disabled Children, and Preparing for Adulthood, The aim of DBOT is to provide a range of services aimed at supporting children, young people, parent carers, front-line practioners and local authorities. This will include: developing […]

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New Data and Statistics Available for EHC plans

The Department for Education have published the latest figures and statistics on statements of special educational needs (SEN) and education, health and care (EHC) plans in England. To read the report and to see all the data in full please click here:    

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Latest SEND Survey is now LIVE

As you will remember, Contact a Family and the NNPCF ran surveys on behalf of the Department for Education in the Spring and Summer of 2014 , asking you about your local area’s readiness  for the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)  reforms, and then about the implementation of the reforms in Autumn 2014 and […]

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NNPCF Joint Bulletin – An Update on the Grants

Welcome to the joint bulletin of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) and Contact a Family. In this update: News about Department for Education funding to support SEND reforms implementation National Prospective grants Participating with health in the SEND reforms Short breaks partnership Consultations NNPCF letter to Oftsed Click here to download a […]

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Meaningful Engagement with Parent Carers

Following on from discussions at the NNPCF Steering Group meeting in March the NNPCF has collated some feedback on how to achieve meaningful engagement with parent carers during the proposed new local area SEND inspections. This feedback is in response to a request from Ofsted asking for feedback on how to facilitate meaningful parent carer […]

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