A key focus from local authorities is to ensure that parent/carer's of children and young people (CYP) are seen as an equal in decision making that involves them and the larger SEND CYP community. Bracknell PCF are Bracknell's key partner in engaging with the larger community and the first principle of the SEND Improvement Strategy 2017 – 2020 is a commitment to the individual. Bracknell Forest Council have written a good practice guide that is aimed at staff who work with p
Bracknell Forest Council’s (BFC) and the Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group’s (BACCG) have provided us with their three year Improvement Strategy for children and young people aged 0-25 with SEND running between 2017 and 2020. The strategy involves 4 key principles (paraphrased): 1. Ensuring the CYP and parent/carers are involved in all decisions about them. 2. Ensuring inclusion and participation in all aspects of family, educational and community life. 3. Mini
The SEN Improvement Meeting with the local authority at Bracknell and Wokingham College. The local authority carried out a survey regarding EHCP’s with 700 local families. It was completed by 10% paper copies and 10% online. Results from this survey will be discussed at the next meeting on Thursday June 28th 2018 time TBC. It was suggested that the forum liaises with the steering group for Early Years to represent their views to the local authority. We will contact Julia Co
Northern cluster meeting held at Watlington for forum chairs. We put forward improvements regarding EHCP’s, transport, annual reviews and formal exclusions to the ‘Contact a Family’ representative Lara Roberts to be submitted to the Houses of Parliament Commons Select Committee. Deadline for submissions are May 31st 2018.
Meeting with CCG (Janette Fullwood), Maidenhead Forum and Slough Forum. In this catch up meeting we discussed that more resources are being put into reducing the Autism diagnosis waiting list, especially children waiting the longest time. More money has been given to support services that can be accessed before autism diagnosis. The organisations given extra money are Berkshire Autism, Parent and Special Children, Autism Group. ADHD waiting lists are a concern as they are in