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The Disability Network is a network of children and young people in Devon who have SEND and are aged 25 or under.
How does the network help?
We want to understand the needs of children and young people with SEND and we need to know the requirements for services to support them.
The network helps in lots of ways, including:
- keeping you informed about available services in your area
- giving you opportunities to be involved in consultations, and in designing services for children and young people with SEND
- helping children’s services to build a broader picture of SEND across the county from a family’s perspective, and understand local needs for services
Also, when you register for the network, we will send your child a Max Card that gives free or discounted admission to more than 800 attractions nationwide.
Who can register for the Disability Network
We would like all children and young people who have SEND to be a part of the network. You can register your child or a young person over the age of 16 can register themselves if they want to.
How to register
Alternatively, you can:
- Download the form and complete it, then post to the address below.
- Ask us to send you a copy in the post to complete.
- Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Disability Network (Max Card)
Devon County Council
Who can fill in the form?
- A parent, carer or guardian of a child with SEND.
- The young person themselves if aged 16 or over.
If a young person is 13 or over we will ask for their consent to be/stay on the network’s register.
What information will we ask for?
Joining the Disability Network is voluntary, and you can give as much or as little information as you like. There are a few details we will need as a minimum though. These include:
- a name
- an address
- some information about your child’s disability
We also need the young person’s NHS number and date of birth so that we can identify them as an individual and avoid any duplication. A person’s NHS number is a unique number that everyone has from birth onwards and it does not change over time. We will not use your child or young person’s NHS number to access any of your child or young person’s medical records.
How will this information be used?
This information is kept on a database and is managed and kept up to date by the Disabled Children’s Team. With your consent, the information will be shared with our partners in health, education and social care so that we can work together in the planning and delivery of local services for families in Devon.
Please note, we only share information in the format of statistical figures, for example, age ranges and numbers of children and young people. We do not share names or identifiable information about individuals.