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Parent Carer Resources

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BCP Council Guide to Infant, First, and Primary School Admissisions 2020

School Admissions Briefing (CDC)


Appeals and Tribunals:

SEND Tribual: Quick Guide

Advice on Support and Representation at Tribunal - IASS

Appealing Against a SEN Decision

Application for Appeal - Refusal to Secure an EHCNA - SEND24b

Application for Appeal (Tribunal) - SEND35

How to Appeal a SEN Decision (HM Courts & Tribunals Service) - SEND37

Information About Schools (HM Courts & Tribunals Service) - SEND14

Request for Change - SEND7

Tribunal Orders Timescales (HM Courts & Tribunals Service) - SEND18

Tribunals Service Attendance Form

Withdrawing an Appeal - SEND8



Attendance & Absence: Quick Guide

Education for children who cannot attend due to medical needs (DfE Guidance)

School Attendance (DfE Guidance)

Not Fine in School - Parent Summary

Not Fine in School - Parent Guide


Early Years:



Education Otherwise:

Education Otherwise: Quick Guide


Education, Health and Care Plans:

EHCP: Quick Guide

EHC Needs Assessments: Quick Guide

EHC Needs Assessment Request: Quick Guide

Checking a Draft EHCP: Quick Guide

EHCP Annual Review: Quick Guide

EHC Needs Assessment Request - Template Letter

EHC Plan Checklist (IPSEA)

Examples of Good Practice (CDC)

Examples of Good Practice - Year 9 and Beyond (CDC)

Key Topics for Annual Review - Year 9 Onwards

Parent/Carer Annual Review Contribution

Timeline of EHCP Process


Elective Home Education:

EHE: Quick Guide

Elective Home Education - Parent Guidance (DfE)



Exclusions: Quick Guide

Exclusions Guidance (DfE)

Independent Review Panels - Guide for Parents (BCP)



SEN Funding in Schools: Quick Guide

School Funding - Briefing for Parents (CDC)


Graduated Response:

Early Years Graduated Response

School Age Graduated Response


Managed Moves:

Managed Moves: Quick Guide



Discussion Points for SEN Meetings

Preparing for Meetings: Quick Guide

SEN Support in Mainstream Schools


Personal Budgets:

Personal Budgets & Direct Payments: Quick Guide

Personal Budget Request Form

Request for a Direct Payment

Request for a Personal Budget



Appeaing for a School

Complaints to Academy Schools

Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Pupils - Technical Guidance

School Visits - Helpful Questions


SEN Support:

Bournemouth SEND Guidance

Funding for SEN in Mainstream Schools


 Special Educational Needs:



ADHD Guide for Parents (ADHD Foundation)

All About ADHD (Mental Health Foundation)

Sleep Seeker (ADDiSS)

Teaching and Managing Students with ADHD



10 Tips for Parents (Right from the Start)

Autism Booklet (Healthcare Improvement Scotland)

Autism Toolkit (Right from the Start)

Good Autism Practice

National Autistic Society on CAMHS

Supporting People with Autism (Mind)



Emotional-Based School Avoidance

Fight, Flight, Freeze, Submit - Primary

Fight, Flight, Freeze, Submit - Secondary

Measuring and Monitoring Mental Wellbeing - A Toolkit for Schools and College (Public Health England)


Speech, Language and Communication:

Communication in the Classroom Toolkit

Speech, Language and Communication Framework

Universally Speaking 11-18


Template Letters and Forms:

Challenging a Refusal for Social Care Assessment

Chasing a Final EHCP

Chasing Outcome of Annual Review

Chasing Outcome of EHCNA

Chasing Outcome of Request for Amendments

Child in Need Assessment Form

EHCP - Parental Request

Formal Complaint - Failure to Arrange EHCP

Formal Compaint - Failure to Work Together

My Child, My Story Form

Parent Notification for Off-Rolling/De-Registering

Request for a Carers Assessment

Request for an S17 Assessment

Request for an S47 Assessment


The Equality Act:

Schools Duties & The Equality Act: Quick Guide

Disabled Children and The Equality Act (CDC)

Equality Act - Guidance for Schools

Inclusive Schooling (DfE)

Public Sector Equality Duty - Guidance for Schools

The Equality Act 2010 and Schools (DfE)

The Equality Act - Guidance for Educators



Transport: Quick Guide