Sunderland school hosts special needs conference

Disability advisors Rachel Beadle and John Chambers with Sunderland Collage learning mentors, Judith Taylor and Angela Adamson.
Disability advisors Rachel Beadle and John Chambers with Sunderland Collage learning mentors, Judith Taylor and Angela Adamson.
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SUNDERLAND’S Sunningdale School hosted a special event aimed at giving young people and families more information about the new national Special Educational Needs and Disabilities code of practice.

The changes will have an impact on education, health and care plans and other aspects of young people’s lives in the city with the code broadening the scope of provision from birth to 25 years old.

Sunderland City Council held the event in partnership with Sunderland Carers’ Centre and the Sunderland, Washington and Coalfields Parent Carer Council, to help families understand the levels of support, type of facilities and resources, and legal entitlements which will be available under the new legislation.

Creating more understanding is the first stage in involving children, young people and their families in shaping how services are delivered in Sunderland within the new framework.