Afasic - essential factsheets about children who have difficulties talking and understanding.
On 1 September 2014 substantial changes were introduced to the Special Educational Needs system in England.  The government reforms aim to improve outcomes and put parents, childrens and young people’s views at the centre of the process.

This pack of factsheets has been designed not only for parents of children with ‘statements’ but for all parents who have concerns about their child’s (or children’s) speech and language development.

Factsheet 1 - Introduction (142.6 KiB, 3,059 hits)

Factsheet 2 - Speech, language and communication needs (145.6 KiB, 4,878 hits)

Factsheet 3 - The Children and Families Act 2014 (150.0 KiB, 2,877 hits)

Factsheet 4 - What is the Local Offer? (146.7 KiB, 2,785 hits)

Factsheet 5 - What is Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan? (143.5 KiB, 3,389 hits)

Factsheet 6 - What are personal budgets and direct payments? (153.3 KiB, 2,577 hits)

Factsheet 7 - What is mediation? (141.2 KiB, 2,126 hits)

Factsheet 8 - What are Independent Supporters? (141.6 KiB, 2,262 hits)

Factsheet 9 - School duties and question to ask (148.1 KiB, 3,231 hits)

Factsheet 10 - The SEND Tribunal (142.1 KiB, 2,208 hits)

Factsheet 11 - Glossary (153.3 KiB, 2,602 hits)

Factsheet 12 - Further info and contacts (143.9 KiB, 2,728 hits)

Parents may also find useful:
Communicating the Code – this resource contains practical information, case studies and links to other useful items.