Learn how we fulfil our duty of care, and find guidance on how you can protect vulnerable children What is child protection and safeguarding? Child protection and safeguarding means protecting children from abuse, and identifying and stopping abuse that is already happening. Abuse of a child or young person under the age of 18 is defined as follows. Abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional.
Supporting and involving children and young people This section sets out the general principles that local authorities must have regard to in exercising their powers and duties under Part 3 of the Act in the case of children and young people.
A new approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability. They seek to ensure that local authorities place children, young people and families at the centre of decision making, enable them to participate in a fully informed way, and with a focus on achieving the best possible outcomes.
Special educational needs etc Section When a child or young person has special educational needs A child or young person has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
Children and young people with special educational needs may require extra or different provision in relation to thinking and understanding, as a result of physical or sensory difficulties, emotional or behavioural difficulties, difficulties with speech and language or how they relate to and behave with other people.
Disabled children and young people may require extra or different provision, for example, if they are less mobile than their peers and require additional or extra provision so they can access the same learning opportunities. A child or young person does not have a learning difficulty or disability simply because the language in which they are or will be taught is different from the one they speak at home.
This section replicates the current definition of special educational needs in section of the Education Act and the definition of a learning difficulty in section 15Z 6 and 7 of the Education Actapplying a single definition to children and young people from birth to Section 83 defines various terms: Young person is a person over compulsory school age 1 but under Child is a person who is not over compulsory school age: Mainstream schools are maintained schools and Academy schools that are not special schools.
A maintained school is a community, foundation or voluntary school, or a community or foundation special school not established in a hospital. Post institution is any institution that provides education or training for those over compulsory school age, but which is not a school or within the higher education sector.
Mainstream post institutions are those which are not specially organised to make special educational provision for students with special educational needs, that is, further education colleges, sixth form colleges, Academies and training providers.
Special post institutions are post institutions that are specially organised to make special educational provision for students with special educational needs. They are not within the further education sector or Academies and are currently often referred to as independent specialist providers or independent specialist colleges.
Special educational provision, health care provision and social care provision This section defines special educational provision, health care provision and social care provision.
Special educational provision is additional or different from that which would normally be provided for children or young people of the same age in mainstream schools or colleges, maintained nursery schools and places at which relevant early years education is provided.
It might include support from a specialist teacher, access to a specialist teaching programme, specialist ICT equipment or a specialist job coach. For children under two it means educational provision of any kind. Health care provision means provision of health care services provided as part of the NHS.
These services may be provided by or on behalf of NHS bodies including by private providers. Social care provision is provision made by local authority social services. Health care provision or social care provision which educates or trains the child or young person is to be treated as special educational provision rather than health care or social care provision.
This reflects the precedents set by case law in relation to the current special educational needs legislation. The section replicates, and replaces in England, the current definition of special educational provision in section of the Education Act and applies it to young people over compulsory school age.
Relevant early years education is defined in the section as having the same meaning as under section of the Schools Standards and Framework Actthat is, free early years provision as defined in section 20 of the Childcare Act which is provided under arrangements made by a local authority pursuant to section 7 of the Childcare Act Identifying children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities Section Identifying children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities This section places a duty on local authorities to identify all those children and young people in their area who have or may have special educational needs or disabilities.
Children and young people can be brought to the attention of the local authority by their parents, their school or college, or other professionals, for example a social worker, General Practitioner, health visitor, teacher, early years professional or a further education tutor. This section is based on, but differs from, sections 13 5 and of the Education Act and will apply in England.
The Education Act provisions will be repealed in relation to England when these provisions come into force. The section replicates section of the Education Act and extends it to disabled children.young people, parents and carers, professionals who work with any young person who is looking into their post learning options Download - Information on your post 16 options For an overview of all your options after leaving year 11, and information about the Raising of the Participation Age.
Aug 22, · Looking for colon cancer in young people is like looking for a needle in a haystack — you’d have to screen a lot of people to detect even a small number of cancers or precancerous polyps. We give children and young people the practical and emotional support they need to help them thrive and build the skills they need for adulthood.
We work with and support young carers across the UK. We support teenage mothers in vulnerable and difficult situations. Young people using heath or social care services who may need support from adults' services in the future, and their parents or carers Commissioners should ensure that .
The main post 16 options for young people are Full time education at a school or college e.g. A Levels or Vocational Qualifications; An apprenticeship or Traineeship;.
This is a useful portal site for articles from experts on funding further education and other wide ranging issues. Information for both students and parents alike, breaking down individual costs associated with colleges and universities including tuition fees, top-up fees, loans, grants and bursaries.