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'SEN SUPPORT'  in education  - A parent carer guide

The Mental Capacity Act - What Parent Carers need to know

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Issue 16


" Parent Panels" a new way to get involved with DPCC. Updates from the Health, Education. Have your say about a new policy which will ensure parents & carers views wishes & feelings are heard. Plus the latest information from SEN school transport.

Issue 15


Find out what SENDIASS can do for you. Plus Weymouth College and Kingston Maurward working together do prepare students for adulthood.

Issue 14


 'Social Care'  in the Education Health & Care plan explained! Find out how the NEW Family Partnerships Zones can help you.

Spring 2017

Issue 13


Includes an update from Children Services Director.   Information about a new pathway for ASD/ADHD.  Also how to get involved and have your say on what services look like for parent carers. 

Autumn 2016

Issue 12


Supported Internships, find out more! Do you have a young person age 13 or over? What questions should you be asking your school?

Spring 2016

Issue 11


'Outcomes'  can you picture them?  Conversion from Statement to Education Health & Care plan, questions to ask!

Summer 2015

Issue 10


Winter 2015

Issue 9


Summer 2014

Issue 8



This newsletter is dedicated to information about the Children and Families Bill.

Winter 2014

Issue 6


We know all too well that families need to know what is out there as their child moves into adulthood, hence our choice of the name for our event; ‘TEENAGER 2 ADULT’.

Summer 2012

Issue 5


As a group we have been officially recognised as ‘Outstanding’ in the work we are doing and have once again received funding from the government.

Winter 2012

Issue 4


We keep communication and information at the top of our priorities. For those of you whose children are not in special schools we value your knowledge and experiences too. It’s your child that’s important, not the building they go to for their education.

Summer 2011

Issue 3


It’s so important for those at County Hall and the Primary Care Trust to realise, when we are at their planning meetings and they are making tough decisions, that we attend with the VOICE of over 190 families behind us.

Winter 2011

Issue 2


I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive THANK YOU, to everyone who came to our Celebration Event at Kingston Maurward.

Summer 2010

Issue 1


As you will read inside, we have been very busy working with various agencies. It’s been heartening to find that they want to listen to us and are very willing to do so.

Winter 2010