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  • Coronavirus and SEND Survey Report

    Coronavirus and SEND Survey Report

    The Special Needs Jungle decided to carry out a Coronavirus and SEND survey after hearing parental accounts of risk assessments being utilised by schools during lockdown, to prevent children with SEND returning to school. They wanted to determine how widespread this was, as well as other experiences of families mid-pandemic. Their report claims that many families received little or nothing from their child’s school and that 75% of schools ignored Government risk assessment guidance during the lockdown, with parents and young people often left out of the risk assessment process.

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  • Returning to School Survey

    Returning to School Survey

    Sheffield City Council have produced a questionnaire hoping to hear from families who have a child with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) about any concerns they have regarding the return to school in September. The questionnaire is open until Friday 24 July.

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  • Sheffield Sets Out its Commitments to Children and Young People with SEND

    Sheffield Sets Out its Commitments to Children and Young People with SEND

    Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group have published the ‘Sheffield Inclusion Strategy’ setting out their commitments to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) . The local area SEND inspection in November 2018 identified significant weaknesses.

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  • Have your Say on Sheffield's Inclusion Strategy: Survey for Parents and Carers

    Have your Say on Sheffield's Inclusion Strategy: Survey for Parents and Carers

    If you are a parent or carer of a child with a Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND) then Sheffield City Council would like your help to develop their new Inclusion Strategy for Sheffield. The survey is open until Sunday 22 September 2019

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  • Free Festival Of Fun For Youngsters

    More than 40 free activities are available as part of this year’s Children’s University Festival, taking place in venues across the city over the summer. Some activities are specifically designed for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), which are delivered by specially-trained staff.

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  • Watchdog Inspection Finds Grave Weaknesses in SEND Practice in Sheffield

    A joint inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission found that special educational needs reforms announced in 2014 have not been implemented consistently and that children and young people are not being supported well enough by social care, health and education professionals in Sheffield.

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  • Families in Surrey Challenge Cuts To Special Education

    A group of children with special educational needs and their parents have launched a legal battle to challenge planned cuts which they say will affect them. The families from Surrey have taken their case to the High Court in a bid to stop their local council taking £21m off their budget for services to disabled children.

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