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  1. What is a Designated Clinical Officer (DCO)?

    The Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) has a key role in ensuring that there is an awareness and understanding of the SEND Reforms by all of local Health providers of services and supports joined up working between health and local authorities. The DCO has oversight across…
  2. Understanding Relationships & Health Education

    From September 2020, all primary age children will learn relationships education and health education, and all secondary age children will learn relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education. These guides are to help parents know more about these subjects and are related to the…
  3. DfE Advice & Guidance Booklets

    There are specific guidance booklets produced by the Department for Education to help all settings, parents, carers and young people understand the new Code of Practice. Please click on the most relevant link below: Guidance for parents and carers Guidance for children and young people…
  4. What is Wraparound Care?

    Wraparound Care provides: Care for school age children before and after school during term time. Often based in school premises, youth or community centres. Provide a range of enjoyable activities to suit older children. For Wraparound Care that is registered with Ofsted -  Inspection reports…
  5. What is Holiday Care?

    Holiday Care provides: Care for school age children during school holidays Often based in school premises, youth or community centres. Provide a range of enjoyable activities to suit older children. For Holiday Care that is registered with Ofsted -  Inspection reports can be viewed on…
  6. What is a Nanny?

    Nannies provide childcare in your own home and are a popular choice for many families. They can look after children of any age and should provide plenty of fun and learning opportunities in a safe environment. Nannies can often work flexible hours and can be…
  7. What is a Childminder?

    Childminding involves: Looking after one or more children under the age of 8 for more than a total of 2 hours a day on domestic premises (normally in the childminders own home) for reward. Registering and undergoing inspection by Ofsted - demonstrating the quality and…
  8. SEND Disagreement Resolution and Mediation

    The Local Authority has made arrangements for independent disagreement resolution and mediation services to be made available to parents/carers and young people to provide a quick and informal way of resolving disagreements. Impartial information, advice and support - SENDIASS Parents/carers & young people can also access…
  9. EHCP - Education, Health and Care Plans Guidance

    Middlesbrough Schools should make referrals direct to the SEN Team using the Capita Poirtal. Out of area schools for the moment should continue to use the documents to download and submit via email. In Middlesbrough, the majority of children with special educational needs and disability(SEND)…
  10. Changing Places - Accessible toilets in Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough has a number of purpose-built Changing Places toilets for disabled people. Changing Places toilets are bigger than standard wheelchair accessible toilets, which don't provide changing benches or hoists, and are too small to accommodate a wheelchair user and more than one carer. Changing Places toilets are…
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