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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).

MPs warn nearly a million teens missing out on savings in Child Trust Funds

A new report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – a group of cross-party MPs – has found that nearly a million young people are missing out on savings in their Child Trust Funds…

Rewatch Contact’s Child Trust Funds and Mental Capacity Live Q&A

Contact’s Policy & Campaigns Director Una Summerson quizzed Myra from Foresters Financial and Phillip from Renaissance Legal for an hour on an issue arising for thousands of families, whereby young people turning 18 who lack mental capacity are becoming locked out of their savings accounts.

Latest news from Contact

Link to Contact’s news, including Spring Covid booster for immunosuppressed children, the 2023 spring budget and a Carer’s Allowance Q&A…

The Disabled Apprentice Network report “Speaking from Experience: Getting It Right for Disabled Apprentices”

An insight into the experiences of the network members and the people who have been supporting them on their apprenticeship journey.  

The NNPCF response to the Hewitt review on Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).

The NNPCF has recently submitted its response to the Hewitt review on Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), which you can read here.

National Network of Parent Carer Forums C.I.C 2021/2022 annual report

This NNPCF annual report, will be the first of many as a fully-fledged community interest company.

Alternative provision for primary-age pupils in England: a long-term ‘destination’ or a ‘temporary solution’?

A report on alternative provision (AP) for pupils of primary school age, based on discussions with parents and staff from primary schools, alternative providers and local authorities.

Schools need more specialist help for primary age children with additional needs

New Ofsted research, finds a lack of access to specialist help means more primary school children with additional needs are being referred to alternative provision (AP).

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.

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