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Disability: Key documents

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    Published Date: 06/02/2017

  • Support and aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability – progress and next steps

    This report sets out a summary of the key responses to the consultation questions in 'Support and aspiration', current progress and further plans for the vision in the Green Paper.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 15/05/2012

  • Providing intense support for families with multiple and complex needs - Full learner resource

    This resource, has primarily been designed to support the training and development of key workers and other practitioners providing intense support for families with multiple and complex needs.

    Publisher: Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
    Published Date: 22/02/2012

  • Individual budgets for families with disabled children

    This report seeks to present a detailed assessment of the progress made by the pilot sites over the original two-year programme. The report focuses on the means by which the pilots were set-up and delivered, and the reso ...

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 28/07/2011

  • World report on disability

    The first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by WHO and the World Bank, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability

    Publisher: World Health Organisation (WHO)
    Published Date: 09/06/2011

  • NHS at home: children's community nursing services

    This document shares the findings of a Department of Health review of the contribution community children's nursing services, as a key component of community children's services, can make to the future outcomes of integr ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 25/03/2011

  • Support and aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability. A consultation

    Proposals which would mean the biggest programme of reform in the education and health support for children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities in 30 years

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 09/03/2011

  • Report of the National Review of Services for Disabled Children

    The Scottish Government has published the National Review of Services for Disabled Children, developed jointly with COSLA and the For Scotland's Disabled Children (FSDC) Liaison Project. The report includes a plan of act ...

    Publisher: The Scottish Government
    Published Date: 28/02/2011

  • The special educational needs and disability review

    This review was commissioned to evaluate how well the legislative framework and arrangements served children and young people who had special educational needs and/or disabilities. It considered the early years, compulso ...

    Publisher: Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skill
    Published Date: 14/09/2010

  • Guidelines on the discharge from hospital of children and young people with high support needs

    This guide provides a framework to assist staff in hospitals as well as the commissioners and providers in Primary Care Trusts when negotiating and planning the discharge of children and young people with high support n ...

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 28/04/2010

  • National framework for children and young people’s continuing care

    This framework sets out an equitable, transparent and timely process for assessing, deciding and agreeing bespoke packages of continuing care for those children and young people under the age of 18 who have continuing ca ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 29/03/2010

  • Aiming High for Disabled Children (AHDC): core offer

    The Core Offer sets out in one place a national statement of expectations for how disabled children and their families will be informed and involved as their needs are assessed and the necessary services are delivered. ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 18/03/2009

  • Aiming High for Disabled Children: Short breaks implementation guidance

    This guidance will help local authorities and primary care trusts deliver a programme to provide short breaks for disabled children, a central component of a wider change programme for disabled children's services.

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 21/07/2008

  • Better Care: Better Lives

    The document from the DH, sets the future direction for children's palliative care services

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 21/02/2008

  • A transition Guide for all services

    A transition guide for all services: key information for professionals about the transition process for disabled young people, provides an overarching view of all the services that need to work together to ensure appropr ...

    Publisher: Every Child Matters (ECM)
    Published Date: 31/10/2007

  • The Disability Convention and the protection of children

    On 13 December 2006, the UN General Assembly adopted a new Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.

    Publisher: Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
    Published Date: 26/10/2007

  • Aiming high for disabled children: better support for families

    The disabled children's review will improve service provision across the board for disabled children and their families, enhancing equality and opportunity for them. The review focuses on three priority areas to improve ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 23/05/2007

  • Pathways to Success: Good practice guide for children’s services in the development of services for disabled children

    The development of the children's trust model for delivery of local services is at the heart of key legislation and policy regarding all children and young people. Alongside the Every Child Matters Agenda the development ...

    Publisher: The Council for Disabled Children
    Published Date: 22/02/2007

  • Bridging the Gaps: Health Care for Adolescents

    This report aims to remedy the past failings within the health care system. It is the product of an inter-disciplinary working group, expertly chaired by Dr John Tripp on behalf of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Ch ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
    Published Date: 29/01/2007

  • Aiming high for disabled children: Safeguarding

    Disabled children are more vulnerable to abuse or neglect than non-disabled children. This resource is intended to help those with a strategic or planning responsibility for children understand their particular needs and ...

    Publisher: Every Child Matters (ECM)
    Published Date: 13/06/2006

  • Transition: Getting it right for young people

    The Good Practice Guide, published in March 2006, aims to show that the handover from children's and young people's services to adult services should be planned and managed as a process. The Guide suggests how this can b ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 23/03/2006


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