SIG’s, links and resources from other professional bodies.
NSPCC The Underwear Rule for d/Deaf children
PANTS resources for schools and teachers
NSPCC Safeguarding children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Helping disabled young people explore topics such as emotions, relationships and identity
Guidance on protecting d/Deaf and disabled children and young people from abuse
The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) has published an assessment of how the government in Northern Ireland is progressing with the recommendations made in its review of special educational needs published in 2020. The assessment finds that, while there has been some progress for children who have special educational needs including children’s access to educational psychology (EP) assessments and a planned review of the EP service, there is no evidence of progress in seven of the 40 recommendations made.
SEND Green paper does not avoid worrying problems in the system
Matthew Dodd, Head of Policy and Communications at the National Children’s Bureau considers how the SEND Green Paper doesn’t underestimate the challenge of getting support right.READ BLOG HERE
Kids in SEND classes need their glasses too!Find out more
With imminent publication of a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) green paper, our Head of Eye Care and Vision, Lisa Donaldson blogs on the importance of recognising disabled children’s vision needs.
The Ask, Listen, Act Study Summary
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Education, Health and Social Care Provision for Children with Special Educational Needs and
New guidelines to support disabled children to be more active
New guidelines to support disabled children and young people to be more active; Guidelines advise 20 minutes of exercise per day and strength and balance activity 3 times a weekview guidelines here
Our friends at Childnet have developed some excellent resources for our SEND children and families to help them stay internet safe
This film is one of four, designed to support and reinforce the key messages from the STAR SEND Toolkit
NW SEND Regional Network Newsletter October 2021view here