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A new approach to area SEND inspections

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission are seeking views on proposed changes to the way they jointly inspect area SEND arrangements from 2023.This consultation closes at 11.45pm on Sunday 11 September 2022.

See the link below for more information and to complete the consultation. Alongside the consultation document is the draft inspection framework and handbook, an easy read version of the consultation and a dedicated young person’s page.

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SEND Home School Transport Consultation 2022

The SEND transport Consultation is now closed and responses will be published by 1 September 2022.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation.

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Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) Update

Following public consultation, one of the five key priorities within Haringey’s SEND Strategy 2022 – 2025 is that We will prepare our children for their adult lives and support their transition with the commitment to develop a strategic action plan that beings together key stakeholders to develop clear areas of focus and a robust action plan that is ambitious and achievable within a short time frame.

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Digital EHCP Implementation 

As you may already be aware, we are in the process of implementing a new digital EHCP solution called CACI. The new system will help to improve co-production and timeliness of plans.

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Preparations Haringey Home to School Transport 2022/2023 

The passenger transport team are working extremely hard applying the lessons learned from the issues experienced with home to school transport last September, to ensure that the same doesn’t happen again next year. 

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London Virtual Autism Conference

The London Borough of Haringey SEND service in conjunction with NHS England are planning an online London Autism Conference with a focus on ‘creating enabling environments’. The conference will include autistic people sharing their research, knowledge and/or lived experiences and relevant researchers discussing their research.

  • Tuesday 12 July in the morning and Wednesday 13 July in the afternoon

To register your interest in attending the online event and/or to add comments about the conference please complete the form below:

Autism Conference - input/comments form

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Whittington Health – Haringey Children’s Physiotherapy

The children’s physiotherapy team in Haringey is now based at Tynemouth Road Health Centre.

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SEND Deaf Baby and Toddler Group

This term has seen the relaunch of the Sensory Support Team’s Baby and Toddler Group, held at Woodside Children’s Centre.

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World Autism Acceptance Week

World Autism Acceptance Week runs from 28 March to 3 April. Please join us to promote acceptance of autism and help improve the lives of autistic children in the UK. One in every hundred children is autistic. 

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Meet the leader

An event for parents and carers with children who have special educational needs and disabilities.

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Guidance for SEND Support

We have designed a guidance document for class teachers and SENDCos to use as a quick reference for identifying and effectively meeting the needs of children and young people who are receiving SEND support.

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Haringey Local Area SEND Inspection Report

In July, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted a joint inspection of Haringey to judge our effectiveness in implementing the disability and special educational needs reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.

Read the inspection report on the Ofsted website (external link) - it was published on 8 October 2021.

Read the Haringey SEND Strategy and Local Area SEND Inspection Report.

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Haringey SEND Strategy 2022-2025 consultation

We published our draft Haringey SEND Strategy for public consultation to further develop the SEND offer in Haringey over the next 3 years. The consultation ran from 20 September 2021 to 7 November 2021.

We would like to say thank you to everyone that took part in the consultation.

If you would like to discuss the strategy further with your services or leadership teams, please email Mary Jarrett: mary.jarrett@haringey.gov.uk

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New SEND Parent Carers Forum

Parents, carers and council award contract to The Bridge Renewal Trust, to support the development of the SEND Parent Carers Forum.

We at Haringey are excited to announce after a rigorous evaluation process and the help of our wonderful volunteers - our new Parent Carer Forum. The successful provider is 'The Bridge Renewal Trust' and the contract started on 1 July 2021.

For details on the result of the evaluation, see the  Parent Carer Forum announcement (Word, 46KB).

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Amaze report - embedding co-production in Haringey

Haringey Council’s SEND Service wants to develop outstanding services for children with SEND and we believe that to achieve this it is vital that we work collaboratively with parents and carers to develop these services.

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Support for children with complex needs - grants available

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21, which is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England.

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Moving On Transitions Reference Group

This is a co-production group in partnership with Health Watch Haringey. The members of the group are parents, carers, community partners and council officers. The group meets every month to discuss and develop ideas to improve young people's and families' experience of transitioning to adulthood.

If you want to get involved, please email val.chinaglia@publicvoice.london

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COVID-19 Safety guidance for the SEND Transport Team

To ensure safer travel for both children and staff, and until further government guidance is issued, all escorts, travel buddies and SEND Transport staff are expected at all times to adhere to the guidance.The guidance below is issued to ensure drivers, escorts and buddies are kept as safe as possible during the current COVID-19 crisis:

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Haringey’s Accessibility Strategy 

See Haringey’s Accessibility Strategy for the inclusion of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in educational settings.

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August 11, 2022

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