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EHCP Annual Reviews and How to Manage Them Successfully

This free course will be delivered by Eleanor Wright, coordinator & solicitor for SOS!SEN. She will be joined by Dr. Ann Bauer, an assessor, specialist teacher, researcher and writer, who has plenty of knowledge and experience about the EHCP process. We will discuss: What

By |2021-03-23T13:03:08+00:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: , |Tags: , , |

Manchester City Council’s Letter to Parents of Children with EHCP

Below is a letter from Isobel Booler, Manchester City Council's Head of School Quality Assurance and Strategic SEND, that is being sent to all parents/carers of children and young people with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan). It discusses how the January 2021 lockdown

Feedback on EHCP Personal Budgets

Manchester City Council is looking to review its Personal Budgets Statement for Children and Young People with EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plans). We would like to ask for your feedback about your experience with applying for, accessing, using, and reviewing/monitoring your child's / young

By |2020-08-18T17:06:44+01:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , |

Call for Volunteers – Project for the Benefit of Children and Young People with EHCPs

We're looking for volunteers who are willing to help with packing and/or distribution of an exciting project that would benefit children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) in Manchester. Volunteers will be linked up with our friends from 4CT Limited, a

By |2020-07-12T16:28:32+01:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Co-Production : Parent Moderation of EHCPs, Good Practice in Early Years, Anxiety Pathway

To celebrate Co-Production Week, we asked various partners from Manchester’s Education, Health and Care services to reflect and share with us how co-production has helped them deliver provision to families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Here is a

“Reasonable Endeavours” EHCP Law Change to End July 31

Last Monday, we learned of the unfortunate news that the change in the law for Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) in England has been extended by the Department for Education (DfE) until end of 31st July 2020. The changes mean that education and health

By |2020-07-02T18:32:47+01:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Extension of Temporary Changes to EHCP Legislation

We previously shared with you information about the temporary changes to the law regarding Education Health and Care (EHC) plans during the Coronavirus pandemic, which was followed by a factsheet from Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) explaining the changes in more detail. On Friday

By |2020-06-05T16:58:17+01:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Q&A from the May Virtual Local Offer Drop-in

We asked participating organisations/teams in last month's Virtual SEND Local Offer Drop-in to collate questions that parents asked them so we can share the information to more parents & carers. Below are the questions that parents asked at the May SEND Drop-in (click or

IASM Guidance on Temporary Legislative Changes to EHC Needs Assessments and Plans

Earlier this month, we wrote about the temporary changes to education, health and care legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25 In that article, we shared info and commentary from Contact and from the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF), as

Q&A from the April Virtual Local Offer Drop-in

We asked participating organisations/teams in last month's Virtual SEND Local Offer Drop-in to collate questions that parents asked them so we can share the information to more parents & carers.Below are the questions that parents asked at the April SEND Drop-in (click or tap a