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SEND Strategy (2018 - 2020)

Our strategy supports children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities, aged 0-25. This strategy demonstrates through a clear vision how partners across Education, Health and Care will ensure improvements are made in how we deliver provision, support and develop services to meet…

SEND Written Statement of Action

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Written Statement of Action (v22)  April 2019. This action plan is in response to the requirement to produce a Written Statement of Action to tackle the following areas for improvement resulting from an Area Wide Inspection of SEND in…

Short Breaks through Individual Budgets Guide

Middlesbrough Councils Children with Disabilities Team have produced a number of information booklets that you may find helpful. Download the Short Breaks through Individual Budgets Guide from the righthand side of this page.

Single Point of Contact

This document provides information regarding the Single Point of Contact, the Local Offer and a summary of how the needs of children and young people in Middlesbrough are identified and met and information on the current network of support available across education, health and care.…

Single Route of Redress – National Trial of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND)

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…

Special Provision Capital Fund Plan

The special provision fund allocations announced on 4 March 2017 are to support local authorities (LAs) to make capital investments in provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Local authorities can invest in new places and improvements to facilities for pupils with education,…

Study programmes

All young people must continue in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday. If you are in education, you should follow a ‘study programme’. A study programme is a type of course which individualises your learning, helps to prepare you for adulthood…

Supported Internships

What are Supported Internships? Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, or an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills…

Supported Internships

Supported Internships A supported internship is a type of study programme that is focussed on supporting young people with SEND to get a job. A supported internship is different to other types of study programmes as its core aim will usually be work experience. Most…

Sure Start Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant  If you’re on a low income and getting certain benefits or tax credits, you could get a Sure Start Maternity Grant (SSMG). This is a one-off payment to help towards the cost of having a baby. The grant is tax free…
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