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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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

The Autism Toolbox: Resources for Teachers

This "Toolbox" brings together advice, local support, services, activities and resources relating to autism. The name toolbox has been chosen to reflect that anyone, with or without an autism diagnosis, parents and professionals can make use of this information which covers various topics. This section is about Resources…

Short Breaks

Changes to Short Breaks came into effect on the 1 October 2019. Read about these changes in the “Changes to Shorts Breaks Service from 1 October 2019” section below. Short Breaks give children and young people with a disability time away from the family. This…

The Autism Toolbox: Library and Resources

This "Toolbox" brings together advice, local support, services, activities and resources relating to autism. The name toolbox has been chosen to reflect that anyone, with or without an autism diagnosis, parents and professionals can make use of this information which covers various topics. This section is about…

Transitions - Adult Social Care (SEND)

How social care services change when someone receiving care reaches adulthood. What does transitions mean? Transition refers to the preparing, planning and move from teenager to adult for those who have a specific need or an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan).