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    NEW: Time to Change; let's end mental health discrimination

    Publication date: 04/10/2018

    What is Time to Change? Time to Change is a social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness and is funded by the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund. There is a national Time to Change campaign that has…

    Direct Payment Consultation

    Publication date: 01/10/2018

    Background The Council recognises that every person’s circumstances and needs are different and that service users and their families are experts in their own situation. Direct Payments can promote independence by providing service users and carers with greater choice over how they use their allocated funds…

    Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Ofsted and CQC Inspection

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    The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Ofsted Inspection briefing includes Background and overivew Governance arrangements preparing for the Inspection Key Documents Local Area Performance Workforce Development Inspection Visits After the Inspection To view please click here. Please also find attached factsheet What is meant…

    The SEND High Needs Strategic Review 2018

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    NEWS UPDATE – MARCH 2018 FWL Associates will start the High Needs Strategic review this month and will be contacting key groups to seek their views. Meetings with parents and young people will be arranged via the Parent Carer Forum.  Please look out for the…

    New: SEND Capital Survey Response and Spending Plan

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    Thank you to all who responded to the SEND Capital Survey last year. As you may recall, last year the Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families announced a £215m capital grant for local authorities to invest in, and improve, the quality and range of provision…

    Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal - - Single Route of Redress – National Trial

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    Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal - Single Route of Redress – National Trial What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and…

    NEW: A new campaign called Open the Door has launched in Cheshire.

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    A new campaign called Open the Door has launched in Cheshire. It aims to bring domestic abuse out from behind closed doors by encouraging people to start a conversation to seek advice and support. A website has been developed with lots of information to signpost…

    Local Offer Annual Report 2017/2018

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    Local authorities must publish comments about their Local Offer received from or on behalf of Children with Special Educational Needs or Disability and their parents and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disability.  They must also publish comments on the Local Offer and actions…

    NEW: Perceived Gaps Report 2017-2018

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    The perceived gaps report should be read in conjunction with the Local Offer Annual Reportby clicking here  The report contains the feedback received about perceived gaps from September 2017 -2018.  To view previous perceived gaps reports click here. 

    2019/20 Care and Support Directory Available now!!!

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    The Care and Support Directory is now available online and in hard copy. This is an annually released booklet which contains key information people need to know about Adult Social Care in Cheshire West and Chester. Information focuses on the support available for people to…
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