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What is an Education, Health and Care Plan?
The EHC plan (Education, Health and Social Care) came into force in September 2014 as part of the Children and Families Act. They have replaced 'Statements of Education'. It has joined education, health and social care services to plan services together by law - so when their children are assessed, parents will be assured they will get full provision to address their children’s needs. Not all children and young people will require and EHC Plan. There is now SEN Support in place in all schools to ensure that children who do not meet the criteria for an EHC plan, will still have the right to have their individual needs met.
My Guide to an EHC Plan Needs Assessment in Bexley
These My Guides have been co-produced by Bexley LA and Bexley Voice Parent Carer Forum to help Parents, Carers and Young People understand their service and what should be expected. The Guides are written specifically to answer the questions most commonly asked by Parents, Carers and Young People and are written using as little jargon as possible.
My Guide to the Annual Review of an Education, Health and Care Plan
These My Guides have been co-produced by Bexley LA and Bexley Voice Parent Carer Forum to help Parents, Carers and Young People understand their service and what should be expected. The Guides are written specifically to answer the questions most commonly asked by Parents, Carers and Young People and are written using as little jargon as possible.
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Events / Training

29
29 Oct
Bexley: Introduction to SEN Law (IPSEA)
IPSEA will be running a training day for parents, carers (and supporting family members) in Erith, Bexley on the 29 October 2019 at Peareswood Primary School. Our one day training is designed specifically for parents, carers and supporting family members, providing you with an introduction to the law on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and empowering you to secure the right education for your child. Delivered by a member of IPSEA's expert legal team, the training explains what your local authority and education setting should be doing to help, the process of obtaining an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan for your child, and also looks at what an EHC plan should contain. The content is particularly relevant for parents and carers who are looking to secure additional support at school and/or an EHC plan for their child, but would also be suitable for those who already have a plan in place and would like to learn more about the law and how it applies to children and young people. Please note, the training relates to the law as it applies in England. This training is not appropriate for those such as local authority staff who may be responding to the rights of a parent or young person. Our Local Authorities SEND Law one day training has been developed specifically for local authority staff. The day will start with registration at 9.45am. The training will begin at 10am and end at 2.30pm. There will then be a question and answer session until 3.15pm. To create a booking follow the below link. https://www.ipsea.org.uk/Event/bexley-introduction-to-sen-law-29102019
30
30 Oct
Special Educational Needs Support - Parent/Carer Conference
Working with schools to support our children with SEN An Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support Conference for parents and carers with a child or young person receiving/needing SEN Support Wednesday 30 October 10am – 2.30pm Council Chamber Civic Offices 2 Watling Street Bexleyheath DA6 7AT Does your child have additional needs in school and you are not sure what to do? Do you want to find out what you and your child’s school can do to help? Come along and find out more at our conference for parents and carers. Meet other parents and carers in a similar situation to you. Book a place by email sensupport.conference@bexley.gov.uk before 21st of October with your name and the number and names of anyone else attending with you. A light lunch will be provided please let us know of any particular dietary requirements. For more information call Danielle Boswell, Support Officer on 0203 045 4304.
15
15 Nov
Carers Support Bexley 'Coping with Stress' training
Carers Support Bexley 'Coping with Stress' training
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Special Educational Needs Newsletter
11 Oct
The Local Offer, along with departments from across the council, the NHS and other companies and charities across Bexley regularly distribute a newsletter with the latest news about events, activities, service changes and resources. To sign up for the newsletter and many other newsletters from the London Borough of Bexley, please follow the link below to sign up now. https://www.bexley.gov.uk/stay-informed-about-subjects-you-choose
Parent / Carer Conference - Special Educational Needs
11 Oct
Does your child have additional needs in school and you are not sure what to do? Do you want to find out what you and your child’s school can do to help? Come along and find out more at our conference for parents and carers. Meet other parents and carers in a similar situation to you. Book a place by email sensupport.conference@bexley.gov.uk before 18 October with your name and the number and names of anyone else attending with you. A light lunch will be provided please let us know of any particular dietary requirements. For more information, please click here or call Danielle Boswell, Support Officer on 0203 045 4304.
School SEN Information
11 Oct
One of the biggest challenges any parent or carer faces comes when having to decide what school their child should attend. To make this easier, on the Local Offer we have links to the SEN Information for all schools within the Bexley area. On these sites, you will find information about what and how the school supports children with SEN. Each School will have what is called an SEN Information Report which is updated annually so you will always have the most up to date information for that school. If you want to find the links, please follow the links below: http://www.bexleylocaloffer.uk/Contacts/ContactSites