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February 2017

Education, Health and Care Plans: Examples of good practice

A message from the Council for Disabled Children

"This resource has been produced to help practitioners write good quality EHC plans that meet both the letter and the spirit of the Children and Families Act 2014.

The first part of this document includes excerpts from real EHC plans. In the second part there are two EHC plans which draw on real examples but the plans themselves relate to fictional children.

We expect these examples to be useful to those contributing to EHC needs assessments and to those writing plans as well as to parents, children and young people and those supporting them. We intend this document to provoke a debate about the key features of high quality EHC plans. We invite other organisations to identify good EHC plans that exemplify the best for children with a range of different needs and for whom a wide range of outcomes are sought. In turn, we hope that this will build a body of evidence about what works."

Education, Health and Care plans: Examples of good practice

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What’s on Spring term 2018


Eductation, Health and Care Plans

All you need to know about EHC Plans.

Is your child currently going through the Education, Health and Care needs assessment process?

Or do you simply want to know more?

Monday 12th March 2018 12.30- 2.30pm

Gem Centre, Neachells Lane, Wednesfield WV11 3PG

Please book early as places are limited. 
Email ias.service@wolverhampton.gov.uk or telephone 01902 556945.


The key to positive communication

Communication between family and school is essential to support a child’s success and well-being.

This is particularly important when a child has additional needs.

The Information, Advice and Support Service invites parents and carers to this workshop exploring top tips for working together to support learning and success.

Friday 2nd February 2018 9.30-11.30am

Gem Centre, Neachells Lane, Wednesfield WV11 3PG

Please book early as places are limited. 
Email ias.service@wolverhampton.gov.uk or telephone 01902 556945. 


New Events from Tettenhall Wood School

Tettenhall Wood School is running a series of workshops for parents and carers whose children have Special Educational Needs.  A list of the workshops and the dates are available here

The school is also running coffee mornings which are an opportunity for parents and carers of children and young people with autism to meet, share similar experiences and gain information from experienced professionals. 

Calling young people – would you like to join the Young People’s SEN and Disability Board?

Changing Our Lives is looking to recruit passionate young people  to help improve outcomes for young people in Wolverhampton.   Find out more by reading the letter for young people and the letter for parents and carers.

Make sure you’re claiming everything you’re entitled to

Because money’s usually tight at this time of year, Contact a Family has put together a range of resources to help you check that you’re claiming everything you’re entitled to this winter. Their Money Matters – checklist when your child has additional needs lists financial help available to families in England, Scotland and Wales.  They also have a new UK-wide booklet Help with fuel bills and keeping warm and have redesigned their guide to Claiming Disability Living Allowance for children (UK).

These are just a few of the parent guides they produce. Take a look at their resource library or read the full list of all their parent guides.  They are free to parent carers –  just calltheir Freephone helpline to order. And don’t forget, they have lots of online advice and support available to you too.