If you have a child with special educational needs (SEN) you may have heard that the law has changed from September 2014. The new law is part of the Children and Families Act 2014. As part of this we are currently working on the implementation with our pupils, parents, staff and governors to ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils.
Our SEND policy and the School's offer (a document which explains how SEND support works in our School and what we can offer) are now complete (see below) and we would like any feedback from parents/carers.
The Local Authority also has a duty to give children and young people information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area. You can access this by clicking the following link: Cumbria County Council Local Offer
The following links and documents may also be of help:
Howgill Family Centre are a registered Charity who have been operating in the Communities of Whitehaven and the surrounding areas of Copeland for 35 years.
We currently employ over 60 staff and 40 volunteers delivering services in the North Copeland area. Our headquarters and administrative centre are located, at Birks Road Cleator Moor (next to the new Health Centre)
Howgill Family Centre started with a group of parents who got together to provide pre-school activities for children up to age five in a building on Howgill Street.
This remains a key element of what the organisation does today, all be it on a very much larger scale.
We provide education, skills, health, and social care services for children and their families across Copeland and West Cumbria. From practical support to therapeutic intervention, Howgill is here to help.
As the Local Authority contracted provider for the whole of the Copeland area, in addition to our outreach sessions as listed in the what’s on section, we have permanent facilities in several locations.
For futher information please visit the Howgill Family Centre's website here
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