Extra information for you

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).

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.

Admission Avoidance

How to avoid mental health admissions for young people with autism or a learning disability.

Updated government guidance on school uniforms

This non-statutory guidance helps support schools in developing and implementing their school uniform policy.

New research and free guide: how to adapt mental health talking therapies for autistic children and adults

The National Autistic Society and Mind are proud to launch a free good practice guide.


Latest developments on the SEND Review, October 2021.

Ambitious About Autism Newsletter October 2021

In this newsletter, learn more about their brand-new strategy, take a look at resources co-created with the Youth Network and find out how they celebrated Black History Month. There are also exciting new opportunities for autistic young people.

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