Support for Children & Young People
WHAT IS INDEPENDENT SUPPORT?
We're a national programme brought about by the Department of Education (DfE) through the Council for Disabled Children. We're here to support you and your parents/carers, because in September 2014, there were changes on how support for those with special educational needs is planned. These changes are known as the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms. As part of these reforms all statements of SEN will be replaced by 2018 and all Learning Difficulties Assessments by 2016, with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan), which seeks to combine all care and support into one plan.
There are a number of online videos that help explain about EHC Plans, here are just a couple of options:
Our Independent Supporters can help you and your parents make sure that your views, wishes and feelings are heard and taken into consideration in the development of the EHC Plan. We help you understand the whole process and will stick with you throughout it.
Our trained Independent Supporters have vast SEN, educational or disability-related experience. We are 100% independent and we'll help you understand your EHC Plan.