IASS Minimum Standards

The Minimum Standards for Information Advice and Support Services (IASS, sometimes known as SENDIASS) were finalised in September 2018. These are part of the IAS Programme and will be the basis of future operational plans and linked funding in 2019/20. The standards were drawn up by a group of IASS managers, parents, LA reps and the chair of the IASP board, in consultation with the DfE. They are based on the law, the SEND Code and the IASS Quality Standards (which they now supercede). The consultation process recieved feedback from IAS Services, LA staff, third sector organisations, health services and parents.  We use the term ‘advocacy’ in these standards, and we are using a definition of advocacy which we think accurately describes the work and role of IASS. An easy read version of the standards is available here. Minimum StandardsDownload Easy Read Minimum StandardsDownload ...
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Inquiry

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Inquiry

In 2014, the Government introduced changes to the SEND system, with the intention of offering simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEND. The Government claimed these changes would give families greater choice in decisions. The Committee’s inquiry has reviewed these reforms, how they have been implemented, and what impact they are having. Read the interactive report here. ...
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LPT Quality Improvement Conference – 22nd November 2019

We would like to invite our patients, service users, and carers to Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) Quality Improvement Conference. Building on the success of last year’s Quality Improvement Conference 2018, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting, in conjunction with De Montfort University, our Quality Improvement Conference 2019 on Friday 22nd November, once again at The Venue, De Montfort University, Leicester, for staff, patients, service users, carers, and others. Our conference, will be co-hosted by one of our service users, and there will other service users and carers helping out throughout the day who have also been involved in the planning of the conference, and the conference will also feature the launch of LPT’s trust-wide quality improvement approach; The Knowledge Improvement Hub. Come and meet the members of the Hub, visit the ‘Market Place’ of stalls to see what improvement projects and ideas there have been over the past year, and hear about quality improvement journeys in café conversations.  There will be speakers, poster...
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Speech, Language and Communication Needs Survey

The council is reviewing the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people living in the city.   To support the research, we are inviting parents, carers and professionals working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs to share their thoughts about services that offer help within this specific area. To take part, we ask you to complete a short survey available at families.leicester.gov.uk/early-outcomes-fund.  The survey will run until 18 October 2019.  If you would like to share your views via a follow-up focus conversation, please contact SLCProject@leicester.gov.uk ...
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Inclusive Youth Arts Programme

The Attenborough Arts Centre has art galleries, creative studios, and a theatre. Jam-packed with fun arts activities and performances for children and young people with disabilities and complex needs. All our activities are FREE to those who are registered.https://www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts/learning-outreach/children-in-need To take part, please contact: Louise KayEmail: louise.kay@le.ac.ukTel: 0116 223 1425Address: Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA ...
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