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SIG’s, links and resources from other professional bodies.

NSPCC The Underwear Rule for d/Deaf children

PANTS resources for schools and teachers

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NSPCC Safeguarding children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

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Helping disabled young people explore topics such as emotions, relationships and identity

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Guidance on protecting d/Deaf and disabled children and young people from abuse

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Eye care, dental care and hearing checks in special residential schools

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Going to the optician – a guide for parents and families

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Social Story for an Eye Test

We have created a booklet containing a ‘social story’ simply describing what happens at an eye test.

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USEFUL RESOURCES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS & DISABILITIES (SEND)

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Children and Young People Presenting in a Paediatric Emergency Department in North-West England in Suicidal Crisis

An Exploratory Case Series Study

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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.

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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.

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Authority, Empathy & Humility: authoritative practice in child health & welfare

by Dr Peter Sidebotham – held on-line on 15th March, 2022

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Kids in SEND classes need their glasses too!

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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
Disabilities (SEND)

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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 week

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VIEW THE NATIONAL KEYWORKING EVENT PRESENTATION SLIDES 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

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New opportunity: recruiting focus groups of children and young people with learning disabilities to discuss annual health checks

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NW SEND Regional Network Newsletter October 2021

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