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Employment and Support Allowance

If you’re ill or disabled, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers you: Financial support if you’re unable to work Personalised help so that you can work if you’re able to You can apply for ESA if you’re employed, self employed or unemployed. Check if you’re…

Further Education and SEND

Since 1 September 2014, the above institutions have had a duty to: Co-operate with the LA on arrangements for young people with SEND Admit a young person if the institution is named in an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan Have regard to the SEND…

The Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act's starting point is the assumption that adults have the capacity to make all or some decisions for themselves, unless it is shown that they do not. If they do not, people should be given all appropriate help and support to allow them to…

Preparing for adulthood EHC Plan reviews

All EHC Reviews taking place from Year 9 and onwards must include a focus on preparing for adulthood, including employment, independent living and participation in society. This transition planning must be built into the EHC plan and where relevant should include effective planning for young…

Supported Internships for Young People with SEND

Supported internships are structured study programmes aimed at young people who need extra support to move into full time, paid employment. Supported internships are aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care plan. Internships normally last for a year.…

Transport to School and College

Children and young people that have an Education, Health and Care Plan may be able to get help from the Council to support them with their travel to and from school or college. This will depend on a number of factors including their needs, their…

When People Can’t Agree – A Guide for Young People in Education

This guide, written with young people with SEND, provides advice for young people aged 16-25 who are unhappy with their special educational needs (SEN) provision or support at school or college. It explains the way they can get help and guidance to sort those problems…

Work Experience for Young People with SEND

Work experience normally refers to a temporary work placement within a company where you will work on junior-level tasks to gain experience, skills and knowledge of what it is like to work. Work experience placements are usually short-term, lasting from several days to several weeks.…