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Find here lots of infomation which could be useful to you and your family.

Information on this page is of general interest. Some documents are specifically for families living in Brighton and Hove; some others have been provided by one of the many parent carers forums active in England as PaCC is part of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF)

If you need specific information and support around your child and your family’s needs please contact SENDIASS, Amaze’s advice line at sendiass@amazesussex.org.uk or call 01273 772289 (open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm).

Autism and learning disability no longer detainable ‘mental disorders’ under draft Mental Health Bill

The government is proposing a series of major reforms to how autistic people and those with a learning disability are treated in law as part of its newly published draft Mental Health Bill.

Kidz to Adultz Magazine, issue 18

Packed with interesting articles, personal stories and advice including: * Sharing experience as a gay, disabled woman * Disabled children’s partnership – having your say * Financial advice: Protecting your child now and in the future * Remote assessments – they can work! * Disabled Living trustee at the UN ..and more!

The Case for Change – independent review of children’s social care:

SEND Strategy update from Brighton & Hove City Council

The SEND Strategy has six priority workstreams. They are co-led by representatives from Education, Health and Care, the Parent and Carers Council (PaCC) and Amaze. Each priority workstream has a number of actions to complete over the next five years. Read the progress made so far in this update. Read the progress made so far[...] Read More

Health and the SEND Tribunal: Extended Appeals

Information Resource for DMOs/DCOs

Social Care and the SEND Tribunal: Extended Appeals

Information Resource for DSCOs

BASE’s April Newsletter

Featuring info on; The Department for Education’s long-awaited SEND Review, The Supported Internship Quality Framework and more…

Lords inquiry launched to examine whether Children and Families Act 2014 is fit for purpose

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Children and Families Act 2014 has launched its post-legislative scrutiny inquiry into the Children and Families Act 2014 and is inviting written evidence contributions.

Where are England’s Children?

Interim findings from the Children’s Commissioner’s Attendance Audit.

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.

Autism: overview of policy and services

The House of Commons Library document about autism.

Coronavirus update for schools, colleges and educational providers

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID. Info about attending schools, nurseries and colleges. updated to reflect the end of the asymptomatic testing programme and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) guidance on contact tracing and isolation which comes into effect from Thursday 24 February 2022.

Contact’s latest news

Read about the new campaign from the Disabled Children’s Partnership targetting councils in England, parent tips on getting a Covid booster for vulnerable 5-12 year olds, how Contact has gone green and more…

Second vaccine dose for 12-15 year olds

Following guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the government has approved a second dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine for all children 12 and over. A second dose for 16-17 year olds not in clinically vulnerable risk groups has been approved, this latest announcement extends this to 12-15 year olds.

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