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 Post subject: Useful SEN Links
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:25 pm 

Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:46 pm
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Location: Bucks
I thought it might be good to share some of the useful SEN links I have acquired over the years. Hopefully some of them will be of use to those just starting on the SEN journey.

Maybe someone can make this into a sticky and then others can add to it.

SEN Code of Practice

Special Educational Needs – A Guide for Parents & Carers

Individual Education Plan (IEP)

The British Psychological Society – search for a Chartered Educational Psychologist


Parent Partnership Services (PPS) are statutory services offering information advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN)

The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is an independent advice centre for parents. They offer free telephone advice on many subjects like exclusion from school, bullying and SEN

IPSEA is a national charity providing free legally based advice to familes with children with special educational needs


The National Autistic Association

The British Dyslexia Association

The Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Action

Dyspraxia Foundation




Teaching resource for SEN

Handwriting Difficulties

Please feel free to add to this message as the more links and info the better


Last edited by Etienne on Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
Thanks for this, MG. Now a sticky.

 Post subject: Re: Useful SEN Links
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:20 am 

Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:10 pm
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Location: Lincolnshire
Many thanks for this Morning Glory. I have one to add to the Support Services list:

The Council for Disabled Children which is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England. They now have the contract for providing telephone advice on SEN which ACE used to have. At the time of writing it is still accessed via the ACE advice number.

 Post subject: Re: Useful SEN Links
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:42 pm 

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Please my I add another Website.

This is for The Selective Mutism Information and research association:


 Post subject: Re: Useful SEN Links
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:16 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
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Location: East Kent
new code of practice due in September, seems like a pretty radical shake up. Will let you know more once I have done the training (although if the last change is anything to go by , that may take a while :roll: )

 Post subject: Re: Useful SEN Links
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:46 pm 

Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:28 am
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The changes in law affecting the SEN system will come into effect in September 2014 and it is hoped that these changes will address many of the frustrations that parents previously faced. The revised Code of Practise, which will reflect the changes, has just been out for final consultation and will also come into effect in September.

There are many resources online providing information on this major overhaul. The following are worth looking at:

www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/c ... miliesbill

For advice in your area, the following site lists links to local Parent Carer Forums, many of which have been involved in testing the reforms:

 Post subject: Re: Useful SEN Links
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:03 pm 

Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:46 am
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Having now completed the training for the new SEN code of practice I can report a few changes.
Firstly the code now covers the ages 0-25 which is a huge age range.
Action and action plus are being removed. They are replaced by a graduated response of assess, plan, do and review.
Statements will not exist but are replaced by a Education Health Care Plan. (EHC)
The emphasis will be more on parents and children being part of the decision making with their 'views, wishes and feelings' being paramount and with high aspirations and on improving outcomes for children and young people.
Also for more collaboration between education, health and social services.
All authorities will provide a local offer which will be available to ALL children with SEN. The list will cover targeted, universal and specialist services.
The other interesting change in within the broad areas of need. the term 'social, emotional and behavioural' has been changed to 'social, emotional and MENTAL health.
Interestingly the code states it is up to schools to decide how to record keep. I am still not clear and nor was our trainer!!) whether IEPs would still be a part of this process.
Lots of other bits - I will post when i think of them!

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