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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and support organisations for people with Autism and their families.            

Day Nurseries

Day nurseries provide full or part time care for children from 6 weeks to 5 years. They are usually open Monday to Friday all year round. Opening times can range between 6am and 8pm, but 8am to 6pm is fairly standard. Nurseries can be private, voluntary…

Education Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment process

This page explains what will happen if we (the local authority) have agreed to carry out an Education Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment.  Along with health and other agencies, we will work with you and your child or young person to understand how we…

Graduated Response

If you're worried about your child's learning you can find information here.  Click on the headings below for information about the BCP Council Graduated Response.

How does a child or young person with an EHCP change school?

Whether your child or young person is changing school because you're moving, they're  too old for their current school or because you want the local authority to consider a special school placement, we will need to consider and organise what support is needed before we…

How to ask for an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

An EHCP is drawn up by the local authority after an EHC needs assessment has been carried out. If your child or young person has or may have special educational needs (SEN) that cannot be met by the help available at their early years setting,…

I am worried about my child

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect children and young people in a number of ways and may include: developmental and learning delays speech, language and communication delays physical disability (including hearing and vision) emotional and mental health needs medical needs The information in this…

Information, advice and support services for SEND

Details of services and organisations providing information, advice and support for children and young people with SEND and their families.   There are many services providing information, advice and support for children and young people with SEND and their families. We have listed some of them…

Out of School Clubs

Out of School Club is the term used to describe an Ofsted registered sessional activity that takes place outside school hours or during school holidays for children aged 5 to 14. It includes breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday schemes. Some privately run clubs…

School Age Graduated Response Guidance and Toolkit

A graduated response is when a school puts effective support in place for children and young people with identified special educational needs. By doing this, barriers to learning can be removed. The Graduated Response covers 4 areas of need: Cognition and Learning Communication and Interaction Social, Emotional and Mental Health Sensory…