KIDS Launch Free Information
24 September 2014
PRESS RELEASE: KIDS launches free information to support
everyone affected by the new Special Educational Needs and
Disability (SEND) reforms.
24th September 2014
Today KIDS launches a new suite of resources to support families
and carers of disabled children and young people to help them
navigate the reforms to Special Educational Needs and Disability
The full suite of resources is available to view on the KIDS
KIDS works with disabled children, young people and their
families. As part of the 'Making it Personal:2' project, sponsored
by the Department for Education, KIDS has worked with a number of
partners to develop a new suite of resources to explore how
personal budgets and the local offer will benefit families.
This comprehensive suite aims to reach a range of audiences to
help them understand how they can use the new system to their
advantage and provide a holistic service to families and
carers. KIDS worked in partnership with the Office for Public
Management (OPM), In Control, the National Association of Family
Information Services (NAFIS) and the Family and Childcare Trust to
produce these resources as well as a number of local voluntary and
statutory providers, groups of parents, carers, disabled children
and young people.
The suite includes:
- Guidance for providers on how to become personal budget ready
through downloadable resources and an eLearning suite.
- Refreshed and extended guidance and eLearning modules on
personal budgets and direct payments for families.
- Refreshed and extended guidance for commissioners on how they
can work across health, education and social care to support
- Guidance for Family Information Services to ensure that they
are equipped to support families by identifying the range of
services available to them under the local offer.
Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson said:
"I'm proud we've sponsored these fantastic resources which will
complement our SEND reforms.
"Children, young people and their families will now be at the
centre of a more simple, joined-up system that provides the support
"We're committed to helping families get the best information
possible about the new system that will help children and young
people with SEND from birth to 25."
Regional events to support this will be taking place from
October 2014 to March 2015.
For more information on these please email email@example.com
If you want to find out more about the 'Making it Personal:2'
project, you can find more information here: http://www.kids.org.uk/mip2
KIDS works throughout England. The charity has also pioneered a
range of approaches for working with disabled children and young
people, including Portage (home learning), Direct Short Breaks and
England's first inclusive adventure playground.
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