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Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Services

Disagreement Resolution Service This service has been commissioned  to help parents  and young people to resolve: disagreements about any part of special educational needs provision for the child or young person disagreements relating to the health and social care parts of the Education, Health and…

NHS Continuing Care for Children

NHS Continuing Care for Children NHS Continuing Care is support provided for children and young people under 18 who need a tailored package of care because of their disability, an accident or illness. It is different from NHS Continuing Healthcare, which can be provided to adults who have…

Personal Budgets

A Personal Budget is an allocation of funding identified by the Local Authority (and, where appropriate, the CCG) to provide support to meet all or some of the outcomes identified in an EHC Plan.  A Personal Budget will be provided in circumstances where it is assessed…

Personal Health Budget

From 1st April 2014 children and young people who meet the eligibility criteria for NHS Continuing Care have the right to request to be considered for a Personal Health Budget from their local Clinical Commissioning Group.  From the 1st April 2015, this is to be…

Post-16 Education and Training

Post 16 options for students with SEND When a young person leaves school at 16 - 19 years, they are likely to have some or all of the following options available to them depending on their ability, independence and support needs: Further education at a…

Post-16 High Needs Funding

Further education settings (not including independent specialist colleges (ISCs)) are funded through 3 elements: When a learner’s support needs total more than £6,000, the setting can apply to the local authority for high needs funding for learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The…

Primary Schools

Every Liverpool primary school belongs to a consortium of schools. Consortia meet together to plan how to support their pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Each consortium meets, at least once a term, to plan how they will use additional resources, share good practice…

School / Home Transport Policy

Home to School Transport For Pupils with Special Educational Needs The SEN Home to School Transport Team is based in Newton Road Depot, L13 3HS.  Direct telephone numbers to the team are 233 6511 and 233 6513.  The team has a general email address for…

Schools

A school place for every child is an entitlement and is regarded as universal provision. Every mainstream school is resourced to support the majority of children with special educational needs. Classroom teachers are trained to differentiate the curriculum, which means teaching the same subject at…

SEN & Disability Appeals to Tribunal

Appealing to the Tribunal The Role of the Tribunal The First-tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability) is overseen by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service. It hears appeals against decisions made by local authorities in England about children and young people’s Education, Health and Care needs…