Disabled Children and the Equality Act 2010: What teachers need to know and what schools need to do

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has recently updated its guide, Disabled Children and the Equality Act 2010: What teachers need to know and what schools need to do. The updated guide has been funded by the Department for Education. Schools have a range of duties under the Equality Act 2010: to staff, as employees; to parents and others, where the school is providing a service to other people using the school; and to pupils, staff and others who share other protected characteristics as well as disability. This guide is designed to help teachers understand the legislation and how it applies to their work with disabled pupils in their school. It explains what the Equality Act requires of schools and of governors, trustees and others who are the ‘responsible body’ for the school. The guide draws on examples of practices that may amount to discrimination or that may help schools to avoid discrimination. Many of these examples are drawn from the decisions of...
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Rix Wiki

Rix Wiki

The Rix Wiki pilot project is aimed at Children and Young people 0-25 who have one or a combination of the following diagnosis: AutismLearning disabilitiesComplex physical health needs where a Personal Health Budget has been allocated These young people may have more than one service involved in their care such as Education, Health and Social care. Rix Wiki is an online portal to share your story, vital information, progress reviews and other important information, etc; personal to you. You can share your Rix Wiki with people who work with you and your family, to help them to learn more about you and understand how to best support you and reach your GOALS! If this is something that may interest you or your child, then have a look at the further information and registration form: Rix Wiki Registration FormDownload The-Rix-Wiki-poster-2Download ...
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Employ Autism: Resource Hub

Employ Autism: Resource Hub

Are you an autistic young person?Are you a parent of an autistic young person? Are you worried about employability?Ambitious About Autism have designed a collection of toolkits to help more autistic young people access sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities.  The resources will help employers to develop their awareness and understanding of autism. They will support the hiring and retaining of talented autistic young people. These resources are also relevant for autistic young people, their parents/carers, teachers, and other relevant professionals to support a young person to make informed choices about their future employment opportunities. The resource has been co-produced in partnership with Ambitious about Autism Youth Patrons as experts by experience and expert partners Creased Puddle, utilising best practice and up-to-date research, the Autism Education Trust, and the Department of Education. Click the button below to access the hub. Employ Autism ...
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Training for family carers of those with a learning disability.

Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability – specific training for family carers The NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Programme is inviting family carers to take part in a workshop. Attending the workshop will help you to be able to identify when the person you care for is becoming more unwell (deteriorating health) and how to tell a health professional about that. The workshop is free and only for parents with children over the age of 16. RESTORE2™ mini is an award winning tool specifically designed for carers to help you to identify soft signs that someone you care for may be unwell and what you should do next. This version of Restore2min™ has been specially adapted for people caring for those with a learning disability. We are inviting family carers to take part in this important one off 90 minute training session which will help you to identify soft signs of deterioration...
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Covid-19 school support resources

As we move into another week of working from home and home-schooling, you may find these resources from the Education Endowment Foundation useful. 7 top tips to support reading at home7 top tips to support reading at home – for Key Stage 2Helping Home Learning: Read with TRUST infographicHelping Home Learning: Read with TRUST comicHelping Home Learning: Talk with TRUST infographicHelping Home Learning: Talk with TRUST comicSupporting home learning routines: Planning the daySupporting daily routines during school closures ...
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Are you a carer in Leicester City? Help is available.

Are you a carer in Leicester City? Help is available.

For the website, please click here As you’ll no doubt be aware by now, the Government has implemented another national lockdown from Thursday 5th November 2020 to Wednesday 2nd December 2020. You may find some of the following information useful for you and your family: A Carer Passport scheme is now available across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. and is designed to: recognise the support that family carers provideraise awareness of caringact as a conversation starter ease recognition in a variety of situations enable carers to access support (including accessing priority shopping slots)use as evidence for the need to travel during restrictions. The Leicester Carers Support Service can be found here. There is lots of COVID specific information for carers on the City Council website here, including how to protect yourself and the person/people you care for during the pandemic/lockdown, how to get food, medication and essentials, what to do if you can't care for your loved one and other FAQs. More generic information...
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Parent Workshops: Dyslexia

Parent Workshops: Dyslexia

Are you a parent/carer of a child/young person between the ages of 6 and 16? Do you live in Leicester City? Does your child/young person have a diagnosis of dyslexia (or going through the diagnostic process)? The Learning Communication & Interaction Team (LCI) are offering free online workshops. Bookings will be made available here. Workshop 1: Digital Technology to Support Leaning Workshop 2: Supporting Spelling Workshop 3: Supporting Personal Organisation For more, please read the poster below: ...
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“Parenting in a Pandemic”

“Parenting in a Pandemic”

The Centre for Fun and Families (CFF) have a range of services to help parents and carers that live in Leicester City during these strange times. Are you struggling to manage your children's behaviour​? If you are a parent/carer of a 3-11 year old and live in Leicester City they have a 7 week online programme to help.If your young person aged 11-16 is struggling because of the pandemic (behaviour, communication, relationship or mental health issues) they have a 4x 1 hour online programme you can both attend to help you through these challenges together. This programme is open to residents of Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland.  Both programmes are FREE and you can find out more by visiting their website. Visit the CFF ...
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