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How to Access and Use the SEND Citizen Portal

The SEND Citizen Portal is a secure online resource which allows parents, carers and young people to provide input into the Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) as well as view documents shared by the Local Authority.

Ideas to develop a book area in your early years provision

Take a few minutes to stand back and look at your book area. Now consider the following: Is it being used? Is it being used by both boys and girls? Is it cosy and inviting? Is it a calm space? A designated book/story area is…

Identifying Young Children with SEND

Many children and young people have special educational needs (SEN) at some time during their education. A child or young person with SEN may find it harder to learn than other children of the same age. Special educational needs may include: behavioural or social, for…

Independent Living

From year 9 onwards, when young people start planning for their future, they should be given information about the support available to help with housing.  This includes benefits and funding available to support people with SEND to live independently, as well as personal budgets, community…

Information Service Leaflets, Newsletters and Posters

A range of information produced by the Children and Families Information Service to help parents and carers learn more about Early Years and Childcare

Information, Advice and Support

If you are worried or concerned about your child, don't panic; there may be someone who can help you - it's just a question of know where to start. If you have a worry or concern, you can contact your local Children's Centre Or your GP,…

Interpreting and Translation Service

Cumbria County Council Children's Services is committed to making sure that all members of the public can access our services. Therefore it may be necessary from time to time to use an interpretation service or to translate documents into other languages or formats. Contact us: Allyson CartyEquality…

Lancashire and Cumbria Autism Support Hub

Free advice, support and guidance for autistic children The Lancashire and Cumbria Autism Support Hub is a brand-new dedicated space that brings autistic people, clinicians, and like-minded parents with real experiences together to share knowledge, ideas and experiences.  Created by leading mental health provider, Clinical Partners in…
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