News and Resources


East Sussex & the SEND ‘Change Programme’

East Sussex is one of the local areas involved in the government’s SEND ‘Change Programme’, which means the local authority will be trialling some potential reforms as set out in the national SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan. Click to find out more.

Changes to paediatric services at Eastbourne hospital

Read about our recent meeting with directors from Eastbourne District General Hospital to discuss the changes being made to paediatric services and what this may mean for SEND families.

Accessing mental health & social care support

ESPCF has published a report highlighting the difficulties that families who have children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) often face when trying to access mental health and social care support, including overnight respite.

Neurodevelopmental pathway engagement report

We've published our report on the key issues and our recommendations for change as a result of your feedback on the challenges faced and support needed for families with children and young people on the neurodevelopmental pathway.

PDA position statement – updated version

An updated version of the co-produced PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) position statement is now available.

Updated ESPCF logo

Read the results of our updated logo poll.