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Special educational needs (SEN) publications

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 0300 555 1384 (see call charges) or email us at childrens.services@hants.gov.uk.

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 colleges - a guide for parents/carers

September 2014 (A4 leaflet)

For parents and carers of young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Checklist for visiting colleges - a guide for young people

September 2014 (A4 leaflet)

For young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Checklist for visiting schools - a guide for parents/carers

September 2014 (A4 leaflet)

For parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Child's / Young person's contribution to an 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 an Annual Review or an Inclusion Partnership Agreement.

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Child's/Young person's contribution to an Annual Review / Inclusion Partnership Agreement (IPA) Microsoft Word 241kB

Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment procedures - a guide for parents and carers

September 2014 (A4 booklet)

This explains the EHC needs assessment procedure in full.

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Hampshire Educational Psychology

December 2014 (A4 leaflet)

Frequently asked questions for parents and carers.

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Hampshire's SEN funding in mainstream schools

October 2014 (A4 leaflet)

Describes SEN funding arrangements in mainstream schools.

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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 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 109kB

There are various formats for you to use or you may choose to use a format which you have developed with the child/young person. Please select the format most appropriate to the age and understanding of the child/young person.

Our Story (Appendix K1)

September 2014 (A4 leaflet and form )

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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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Post-16 provision in Hampshire for young people with special educational needs 2015/16

September 2015 (A4 leaflet)
  • For young people with SEN attending post-16 provision in 2015/16.
  • For young people transferring to post-16 provision in 2016/17.

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Provision in Hampshire 2015/16 for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans

2015/2016 (A4 booklet)

Summarises the wide range of services, specialist advice and provision available for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans in Hampshire.

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Questionnaire for parents, carers and young people - Education, Health and Care needs assessment

We constantly review the quality of the service we provide for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability and their parents/carers so that we can assess our performance and identify areas where improvement may be made. We would be grateful if you could complete this questionnaire and will also welcome any additional comments you may wish to make.

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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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Support4SEND (formerly Parent Partnership Service)

August 2015 (A4 leaflet)

A free, confidential, impartial information advice and support service in Hampshire for all parent carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and for children and young people with SEND.

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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 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 and young people with Education, Health and Care plans

December 2014 (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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Worried about a SEN issue?

September 2014 (A4 leaflet)

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

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