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Open letter to the SEND community from children and families minister Vicky Ford

The children and families minister Vicky Ford MP has written an open letter to the SEND community in which she outlines some of the latest information and guidance relating to the current national lockdown. Download letter from Minister Ford to SEND sector 14 Jan 2021 (PDF) Key headlines include: The legal duty on schools and …

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Exercising outside during lockdown – letter for SEND families

Together with our parent carer forum neighbours, and local charities Amaze and Reaching Families, we have created a letter for parent carers and their child or young person with special educational needs or disabilities to use when exercising outside during this latest lockdown (January 2021): Download letter re exercising Jan 2021 (PDF) The purpose of …

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Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) joint position statement

We’re delighted to publish today our joint Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) position statement which we coproduced with education and health professionals. The purpose of the statement is to make sure there are consistent messages and a shared understanding about PDA across the local authority, schools, health, and the forum, so that children and their families …

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Children & Families Minister Vicky Ford replies to joint letter on school return

The children and families minister, Vicky Ford MP, has replied to our joint letter, sent in July this year, in which we call for an inclusive and non-punitive return to school for all SEND children and young people. Our letter was written together with Brighton PaCC, Reaching Families in West Sussex, and the charity Amaze. …

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