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This section will provide information on policies (both local and national) pathways and documents which parents, carers, young people and practitioners may find useful.

Updated - November 2022

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Local - Policies, Pathways & Documents

The polices and documents are in alphabetical order.

A Guide to Requesting an Education, Health & Care Plan

BFfC Short Breaks Statement - easy read version for young people - May 2022

BFfC Accessibility Strategy 2020-2022

Berkshire West and Reading Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030 - November 2022

Berkshire Sensory Consortium Services Presentation

Berkshire West - CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSON’S CONTINUING CARE COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS PROCESS

Berkshire Health Foundation Trust (BHFT) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder pathway Referral criteria

Berkshire Health Foundation Trust (BHFT) - Autism Assessment Referral criteria

Berkshire Transforming Care Programme - Full version and easy read available.

Brighter Futures for Children Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) Guidance and toolkit - September 2020

Children & Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT) - Referral criteria - July 2021

Complex Needs Plan (External) and Escalation Routeway 04/09/2018

DIRECT PAYMENTS START UP GUIDE

Direct Payments - a guide for parents and carers (BFfC) - September 2021

Early Years Transition to School - Your guide to Deferring, Offsetting and Summer Born Children (Leaflet 2019)

Education, Health & Care Plan - Flowchart for professionals - May 2022

Education, Health & Care Plan - Flowchart for parent carers - May 2022

EHCP - Annual Review Process - October 2020

Exclusion from school – a guide for parents - September 2020

Graduated Approach Document for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged 0-5 years - April 2021

Graduated Response Documents for Schools - May 2021

GETTING SOCIAL CARE SUPPORT IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND/OR DISABILITIES Produced by Reading Families’ Forum for parent carers with the help of Brighter Futures for Children - March 2022

Identifying a child’s needs and finding help - Easy Guide - September 2020 - BHFT and NHS services

Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing-REFRESH OCTOBER 2018 - Berkshire West CCG area with Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham Local Authorities

Meeting Your Child’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - A Guide for Parents / Carers

ORDINARILY AVAILABLE statement - Provision the local authority expects to be made available by schools, early years and post-16 providers - October 2020

One Reading Early Help Partnership Strategy 2021/2023 (BFfC)

Preparing for Adulthood - An information guide for parents and carers - January 2020

Reading Area - Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) Strategy 2022 - 2027

Reading’s Autism Strategy for Children, Young People and Adults 2015 - 2018

Reading Borough Council Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Reading Borough Council Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) Guidance and toolkit - May 2019

Reading Local Protocols for Assessment - March 2020

Reading Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - 2020 - 2021

SEND Support in mainstream schools - October 2020 - This information is about the support that mainstream schools should provide for children with special educational needs (SEN).

Statutory - Requesting an EHC Needs Assessment - Brighter Futures for Children December 2019

School Transport Service General Policy - including Post 16 Education Transport Policy

Short Breaks - An easy read guide for parents / carers in Reading - May 2022

Short Breaks Offer Statement - 2021-2022

Transitions - Preparing for Adulthood - easy read guides - 2022 

The Reading Road to Success

YOUR CHILD’S ANNUAL REVIEW OF HIS/HER EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLAN OR STATEMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS A GUIDE FOR PARENTS OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN - updated March 2021

YOUR CHILD’S ANNUAL REVIEW OF HIS/HER EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLAN OR STATEMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS A GUIDE FOR PARENTS/CARERS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SCHOOL AGE TO 25 YEARS - updated March 2021

Young People with SEND who are in Custody

Young Person Friendly - Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing-REFRESH SUMMARY DOCUMENT OCTOBER 2018 - Berkshire West CCG area with Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham Local Authorities

16+ ACCOMMODATION AND SUPPORT PROVISION MINIMUM SERVICE STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS - March 2018

 

National - Policies, Pathways & Documents

Related Advice

ORDINARILY AVAILABLE statement - Provision the local authority (BFfC) expects to be made available by schools, early years and post-16 providers & SEND Support in Mainstream Schools EHC Needs Assessment - Timeline - Reading Guide for Parents & Carers Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) - Annual Review Process Disagreements, Mediation, Tribunals & Appeals Brighter Beginnings - Early Years Inclusion Award Graduated Response Documents for Early Years & Schools SEND Guide for Parent Carers Disability Access Fund (DAF) Young People with SEND who are in Custody Exclusion/suspension from school – A Guide for Parents Brighter Futures for Children - Reading School Admissions NHS Long Term Plan Children & Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT) Direct Payments - Employing a personal assistant for your child using Direct Payments - a guide for parents and carers (BFfC) Transition - Becoming an adult and preparing for the future
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