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Statement on neurodevelopmental pathway in Sussex

The three Sussex parent carer forums - East Sussex, Brighton, and West Sussex - have published a statement calling for urgent action to tackle alarming situation facing SEND families with children and young people on the neurodevelopmental pathway.

Emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA) parent carer group

We are looking for additional parent carers with experience or knowledge of emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA) to join our ‘reference group’ and help us to ensure a strong parent carer voice is heard and acted on in the local authority’s EBSA work.

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.