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SEND - Moving into Adult Life: Housing

There are a variety of accommodation options available in Wolverhampton for young people, ranging from supported accommodation, foyers, supported lodgings, private renting and social housing. These can be accessed by self-referral or via the Wolverhampton Young Person's Accommodation Forum (WYPAF). The WYPAF is a multi-agency…

SEND - Moving into Adult Life: Staying safe - Internet use

Staying safe - Internet use Young people who need support in using the internet and social media to find information and develop and maintain friendships. This may include where they can go for guidance on using the internet safely and how to protect themselves against…

SEND - Personal Budgets

A Personal Budget is an amount of money identified by the local authority to deliver provision set out in an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. What is a Personal Budget? A Personal Budget is made available if a child/young person is assessed as needing…

SEND Advice and Support (Healthwatch)

Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into…

SEND Code of Practice

Here you will find information on the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years. This information is issued by the Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care.

SEND Early Years Funding

Disability Access Fund The Disability Access Fund (DAF) is funding that enables early years providers to support children aged 3 to 4 with disabilities or special educational needs (not 4 year olds in reception). It funds providers to make reasonable adjustments to their settings to…

SEND: You Said We Did

Listening to and acting upon feedback about our Local Offer to allow services to make positive changes based on the views of children, young people and their families Once submitted, your feedback will be received by the Wolverhampton Information, Advice and Support Service and forwarded to…

Short Breaks and Respite

Short breaks provide invaluable support for disabled children, young people and their families. While children are given opportunities to become more independent, have fun, enjoy new experiences, form friendships with their peers; their families are able to take time out of their caring role. This…

Social Care - Transition to Adulthood

Local Authorities have a duty to carry out an assessment of anyone who appears to have care and support needs regardless of their eligibility and state funded care.  "Services at transition should be aimed at moving a person into work/adult life in such a way…

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Complaints: A Guide for Young People in Education

The Department for Education have produced guidance to provide advice for young people aged 16-25 who are unhappy with their special educational needs (SEN) provision or support at school or college and need help and guidance to sort these problems out. Here you will find  When…
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