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Health care advice when requesting an EHC Needs Assessment

If you are thinking of requesting an EHC Needs Assessment for a child or young person we would ask you to consider carefully whether you feel that their health needs have already been addressed by appropriate referrals/consultations with relevant health professionals. If this is not…

Sexual Health, Testing and Contraception

What sexual health is and where to go for advice, health check-ups, contraception and condoms. Sexual health covers the physical, mental and social wellbeing around your sexuality. It's about enjoying safe sexual experiences without yourself or anybody else suffering physical or emotional harm or coercion…

Health (SEND)

Due to COVID-19, the health services detailed below may not be running as described at the current time due to staff being redeployed to acute roles and practitioners not holding non-urgent face-to-face clinics.  Some services are not currently accepting new routine referrals and if you…

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Being a parent or carer is one of the most fantastic and rewarding things that we ever do, but without a doubt, it can also be one of the most difficult. Almost all parents will have times when they worry about their children and their…

Mental health in children and young people with SEND

What is Mental Health? Mental health refers to a person’s cognitive, behavioural, and emotional wellbeing - it is all about how you think, feel, and behave. There is a wide range of common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety to more complex problems such…

From Pregnancy to Early Years

Starting a family and having children is one of the most natural things in the world and so is having a lot of questions. In this section of our website we have links to information, advice and support services.

Requesting an EHC Needs Assessment

My Education Health and Care Needs Assessment Booklet The "My Education Health and Care Needs Assessment booklet" aims to easily explain what an EHC Plan is, who can help and the assessment process. It was created by the VIBE group of young people, co-produced with written content and illustrations…

NHS continuing healthcare

NHS continuing healthcare, also known as "fully funded NHS care", is free care outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS. This means that you will receive care and support to meet your assessed needs at no cost to you. Where can NHS continuing…

COVID-19 Education Information for Parents and Carers

In this section, you will find information and guidance to support you whilst looking after your families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transitions | Health (SEND)

When young people are at school, they may receive a variety of services, therapy and medical support through children’s health services. As young people leave school, their health needs should be met by adult health services. The time of transfer will depend on the service.…