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The EHC Plan Process

An EHC plan is a legal document that describes a child or young person's special educational, health and social care needs.  It explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person…

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Digital Support Guide

THE THRIVE MODEL Welcome to the THRIVE model. We want all our children, young people and families to thrive, but from time to time we all have moments where we struggle – regardless of our age. Most children and young people are thriving, however, from…

Examples of Reading Materials

Supermarket magazines Catalogues Car/farming magazines Leaflets/flyers Maps Menus and shopping lists Opportunities for conversations in everyday life Food labels Road signs Shop/restaurant signs and logos Going for a walk: what can you see? Travelling in the car

Examples of Research

More than 1.4 million children and young people in the UK have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).  Language disorder alone is one of the most common disorders of childhood affecting nearly 10% of children and young people everywhere throughout their lives. In areas of…

Facing Financial Hardship - Money Matters

Help is available if you are facing financial hardship.  For more information about support avaiable click the links below: Citizens Advice Bureau Cumbria Law Centre Department for Work and Pensions Money Helper Cost of Living Support  

Finalising and Maintaining the EHC Plan

The final EHC Plan creates the entitlements of a child or young person with SEN.  The draft plans may go through many changes, including a request for a Personal Budget. Once the Local Authority have consulted with parents and the young person about their draft…

Financial Help and Benefits for Families

If you're responsible for a child there is a range of financial assistance available depending on your family circumstances.  Below are entitlements and benefits that may be available to help with the cost of raising a child.    
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