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Special educational needs (SEN) publications for parents and carers

For a copy of any of these publications, or if you would like a copy in another format, for example, large print, audio, braille, or in another language, please contact us on 0845 603 5620 (see call charges) or email us at childrens.services@hants.gov.uk.

Accessibility Strategy 2009-2012

March 2009 (A4 booklet)

Hampshire County Council's strategy for ensuring that children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities are able to access school sites, the curriculum and information.

Please note: This document will be reviewed to reflect the changes that will be implemented following the enactment of the Children and Families Bill. This is due to happen in September 2014. At this point the document will be revised and re-launched in line with the SEN Code of Practice 2014

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Advice on receiving a refusal for statutory assessment

May 2011 (A4 leaflet)

Information for parents and carers outlining the various options available if they have concerns or questions following the Local Authority's decision not to proceed with a statutory assessment for their child.

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A governing body's responsibilities for children with SEN

April 2013 (A4 leaflet)

A leaflet summarising a governing body's responsibilities for children with SEN.

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Annual Review (The)

March 2011 (A5 booklet)

Why an annual review of a statement of special educational needs is needed; what happens at the review; what happens after the review; transition plan.

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Autistic Spectrum (The) - Approaches to facilitate inclusion in mainstream schools

November 2010 (A4 booklet)

Guidelines providing an introduction, terminology, advice, strategies, starting points and help for schools to meet an autistic child's needs.

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Autistic spectrum disorders in the early years

September 2009 (A5 booklet)

What is an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD); assessing ASD; where can parents of children in their early years go for advice and help?

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Autistic spectrum disorders - school-aged children

September 2009 (A5 booklet)

What is an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD); assessing ASD; where can parents of school aged children go for advice and help?

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Checklist for visiting schools

September 2013 (A4 leaflet)

For parents and carers of children who have received a proposed statement of special educational needs and wish to visit suggested schools.

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Child's / Young person's contribution to a request for statutory assessment of SEN - Appendix B / Appendix F/ Annual Review / Inclusion Partnership Agreement (IPA)

September 2011 (A4 leaflet)

Guidelines and examples of formats for schools and others for completing a child's/young person's contribution to a request for statutory assessment of SEN, an Annual Review or an Inclusion Partnership Agreement.

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Child's/Young person's contribution to a request for statutory assessment of SEN - Appendix B / Appendix F/ Annual Review / Inclusion Partnership Agreement (IPA) Microsoft Word 241kB

Further statutory assessment

May 2011 (A4 leaflet)

Outlining when a further statutory assessment may be carried out.

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Hampshire Educational Psychology Service

September 2009 (A5 booklet)

A general introduction to the Educational Psychology Service and the role of educational psychologists.

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Hampshire's SEN funding in mainstream schools

April 2013 (A4 leaflet)

Describes SEN funding arrangements in mainstream schools.

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Inclusion Partnership Agreement (IPA)

September 2009 (A4 leaflet)

Information for parents and carers about the Inclusion Partnership Agreement.

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Independent Parental Support (IPS)

March 2012 (A4 leaflet)

What is Independent Parental Support; why might it be needed; who could provide IPS?

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Individual Education Plan (IEP)

September 2010 (A4 leaflet)

Information for parents and carers about individual education plans.

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Managing overactive and impulsive children at home

January 2001 (A4 booklet)

Guidance for parents and carers in managing overactivity, inattention and impulsivity.

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My Views (Appendix K2)

September 2014 (A4 leaflet)

Guidelines and examples of formats for schools and others for completing a child's/young person's contribution to a request for an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment (Appendix K2).

Download a copy of My Views: Child's/Young person's contribution to a request for an EHC needs assessments Microsoft Word 192kB

Note in lieu of a statement

May 2011 (A4 leaflet)

Explains why a note in lieu of a statement has been issued instead of a statement, and what this means for the child.

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Our Story

September 2014 (A4 leaflet and form )

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Parent Partnership Service

April 2005 (A4 leaflet)

Information and advice for parents and carers about Hampshire's Parent Partnership Service.

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Physical disabilities

September 2005 (A5 booklet)

A booklet for parents and carers who are concerned about their child's physical development and mobility and how it will affect his/her education.

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Proposed statement of special educational needs (The)

November 2013 (A4 leaflet)

For parents and carers of children who have received a proposed statement of special educational needs, and covers what they should do next.

Download a copy of The proposed statement of special educational needs  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 110kB (November 2013)

Provision in Hampshire 2013/14 for children with statements of SEN

2013/2014 (A4 booklet)

Summarises the wide range of services, specialist advice and provision available for children with statements of SEN in Hampshire.

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Special Educational Needs - general information

September 2010 (A4 leaflet)

A leaflet that describes the general arrangements for SEN policy, provision, funding and training in Hampshire.

Please note: This document will be reviewed to reflect the changes that will be implemented following the enactment of the Children and Families Bill. This is due to happen in September 2014. At this point the document will be revised and re-launched in line with the SEN Code of Practice 2014

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Special Educational Needs Policy 2009-2012

March 2009 (A4 leaflet)

Hampshire County Council's policy for special educational needs.

Please note: This document will be reviewed to reflect the changes that will be implemented following the enactment of the Children and Families Bill. This is due to happen in September 2014. At this point the document will be revised and re-launched in line with the SEN Code of Practice 2014

Download a copy of SEN Policy 2009-2012  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 114kB.

Specific learning difficulties (dyslexia)

September 2009 (A5 booklet)

An introduction to dyslexia and what it might mean for children at school.

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Speech, language and communication needs

May 2011 (A5 booklet)

A guide for parents and carers who may be concerned about their child's ability to speak clearly and fluently and communicate their needs.

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Statutory assessment procedures - a guide for parents and carers

December 2013 (A4 booklet)

This explains the statutory assessment procedure in full.

Please note: This document will be reviewed to reflect the changes that will be implemented following the enactment of the Children and Families Bill. This is due to happen in September 2014. At this point the document will be revised and re-launched in line with the SEN Code of Practice 2014

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Statutory assessment procedures - guidelines for writing a parental contribution: advice on my child

September 2010 (A4 booklet)

Suggestions to help parents and carers produce a contribution to their child's statutory assessment.

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Statutory assessment process - Parent / carer questionnaire

The following form is for completion by parents and carers of a child/young person for whom a statutory assessment has been completed. We constantly review the quality of Hampshire County Council's Special Educational Needs Service provided to parents and carers, so we can assess our performance and identify areas where improvement may be made.

We would be grateful if you could complete this questionnaire.

Download a copy of Statutory assessment process parent / carer questionnaire Microsoft Word 211kb.

THOMAS approach (The)

March 2001 (A4 booklet)

A community based initiative for children under the age of five years with social communication impairment/autistic spectrum disorders.

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Transition from pre-school to primary school for children with autistic spectrum disorders

September 2010 (A4 leaflet)

Advice and guidance for parents and carers of children with autistic spectrum disorders who are approaching transfer from pre-school to primary school.

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Transition Plan (The)

September 2013 (A4 leaflet)

A guide to the transition plan prepared for children with a statement of special educational needs once they reach fourteen years of age.

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Transition to secondary school for children with autistic spectrum disorders

September 2010 (A4 leaflet)

Advice and guidance for parents and carers of children with autistic spectrum disorders who are approaching transfer from primary to secondary school.

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Transport to school or a resourced provision for children with statements of special educational needs

September 2013 (A4 leaflet)

Details when Hampshire County Council can provide assistance with transport; how travel assistance will be provided; privilege travel.

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Visual Impairment

September 2010 (A5 booklet)

A guide for parents and carers who are concerned about their child's eye sight and how it will affect his/her development and education.

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What are special educational needs?

September 2013 (A4 leaflet)

A general introduction to special educational needs. How parents and carers can find out if their child has special educational needs; how schools can help.

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Worried about a SEN issue? - Lets keep talking

September 2013 (A4 leaflet)

Explains how parents and carers can raise concerns about their child's special educational needs with the school.

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