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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During the coming weeks, we know that some schools and colleges are closing or partially closing, which will affect EHC assessments, EHCP reviews and provision in school during this time. All of our advice for schools and parents about Coronavirus and its impact on SEND is available here.

Devon Information Advice and Support (DiAS) also offer information about coronavirus, school, education and SEND.

Education, Health and Care

SEN support in Education, Health and Care

Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans

The statutory process explained, including transfers and reviews

Social care (Disabled Children’s Service)

Eligibility, how to access support and short breaks

Education

SEND support in schools, information about choosing a school and transport.

Early help

Early help describes the range of support that can be offered in response to the emerging needs of children, young people and families

Health

Specialist clinics, support and advice for children and young people with medical needs

Personal budgets

Giving individuals and families greater choice about the services that best meet the assessed needs

Short breaks

Short breaks provide a positive activity for children or young people with disabilities while giving parents a break from their caring responsibilities

Financial support

The financial support available for families supporting a child with SEND