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We publish our SEND newsletter every month.

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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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Secondary School Transfer

Choosing a secondary school is a big decision. If your child is in Year 6 you could apply for a secondary school place for them by 31 October 2021.

Read more about Secondary School Transfers.

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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.

Read more about the Haringey SEND Strategy 2022-2025 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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Restructure of Statutory Assessment Service

The Statutory Assessment and SEND Transport Teams have recently gone through a restructure and we are welcoming a number of new staff to support us on the next stage of our journey.

Read more about the restructure.

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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 has started from 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.

Find out more about how we are developing our service.

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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.

Read more about the available grants.

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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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Review of Direct Payments Processes and Procedures

This consultation is closed - thank you to everyone who responded.

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January 25, 2022

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