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17/04/2020 2:40 pm  

Council for Disabled Children have launched 2 new mailboxes on the impact of COVID19 on children with SEND.

You can send any questions you have about the current situation here: CDCquestions@ncb.org.uk.

Resources are available here: CDCresources@ncb.org.uk.

You can also sign up for the weekly FAQ newsflash here: bit.ly/33ZDBcP


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17/04/2020 2:56 pm  

IPSEA Update on COVID-19, school closures and SEN provision: https://www.ipsea.org.uk/news/ipsea-update-on-covid-19-school-closures-and-sen-provision


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17/04/2020 3:08 pm  

Department for Education (DfE) Coronavirus Helpline.

The DfE have set up a helpline offering guidance for anyone with education related questions. The number is 0800 046 8687, and lines are open 8am-6pm (Monday – Friday), and 10am – 4pm (Saturday and Sunday).


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17/04/2020 3:12 pm  

Frequently Asked Questions – Issue 1 SEND support during the Coronavirus pandemic (Council for Disabled Children)


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17/04/2020 3:22 pm  

Guidance and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19)

What does this mean for me and my family? 

(Learning Disability and Autism focus)

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17/04/2020 3:31 pm  

Coronavirus (COVID-19): List of online education resources for home education:

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. They are currently being offered for free.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

English

Maths

Science

PE

Wellbeing

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education


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24/04/2020 4:21 pm  

CONTACT - Important information about Covid-19 coronavirus for families with disabled children

https://contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/

 


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01/05/2020 10:13 am  

The Department for Education and the Secretary of State have invoked the easements to the provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014 contained in the Coronavirus Act 2020.

 

 

NNPCF Statement: http://www.nnpcf.org.uk/coronavirus-act-send-easements/


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04/05/2020 9:32 pm  

EHCP Guidance on temporary legislative changes.

(Taken from a presentation given by DfE)

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26/05/2020 8:09 am  

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Data on education, health and social care in one handy tool! Explore the SEND Data Dashboard here:

Have a look at

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/node/3346


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08/06/2020 9:17 am  

Department for Education Information on

Guidance :Supporting children and young people with SEND as school and collages prepare for wider opening 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-send-risk-assessment-guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-send-risk-assessment-guidance#contents


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08/06/2020 9:54 am  

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A list of organisations providing free information for families 

For a list of organisations providing free information, advice and support to children and young people with SEND and their families check out the SEND Information Organisations Group here:  https://bit.ly/2TMTzDo


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29/06/2020 5:32 am  

Exciting New Support Service for Autistic young people called Spectrum Gaming, a new and free online community for autistic young people.

Spectrum Gaming is a friendly and accepting community for autistic young people (aged 13-17) who have a shared passion for gaming. Their main focus is for autistic gamers to make some friends, play games together and have fun! The platform they use is Discord, but they also have a Roblox community and a Minecraft Server.

The group was set up by some autistic advocates who oversee the community, but all decisions are made by the young people. They run daily events and competitions on different games and have a variety of safe ways for the young people to chat with each other and develop positive relationships. In addition to having a focus on gaming, they have a YouTube channel for the young people who are interested in YouTube and offer advice to young people who would like to grow their own YouTube channels.

Here is a video which explains how they Discord server works (with added humour): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1qd5Eb_A4w&t=4s

You can find more information about Spectrum Gaming via the website http://spectrumgaming.net or just get in touch!

http://spectrumgaming.net


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02/09/2020 11:34 am  

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As schools prepare for all children and young people to return, prioritising #mentalhealth is more important than ever. The Schools’ Wellbeing Partnership, working with Department for Education, has created a tool to help primary schools prepare. https://bit.ly/2ChaM1X


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08/09/2020 8:19 am  
Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance on temporary changes to special educational

https://network.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=612176ef52c889c40ba7f42f2&id=c6a7799633&e=4ceeed7826 and disability legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak 

 


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