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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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Risk assessment factsheet

Following feedback from parent carers, we have produced a factsheet to help explain the risk assessment process: what it is, what happens, and how to ensure you are properly involved. ESPCF Risk Assessment Factsheet

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Useful resources for families

This is an extremely challenging time for families and we recognise that trying to find the specific information you need can feel overwhelming. As a result of feedback we have received from you, we have created one resource document which is clearly labelled according to different needs, for example challenging behaviour, sensory issues, communication, and …

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