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COVID-19 Winter Grant Scheme

To help families and people who are suffering financially over the winter, the COVID-19 Winter Grant Scheme has been set up. This is a national scheme, designed to help with the cost of: food energy - including heating, cooking and lighting water bills - including…

What is Advocacy? Speaking up for you.

Advocacy is about supporting disabled people, older people and others who may be vulnerable. Advocacy can be very important if you need to start, change or stop something in your life. These can be changes to social care services or education which may affect you.…

Involving the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

Involving the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) When progress continues to be less than expected the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) may be involved to ensure that needs are identified accurately and that appropriate support is put in place. The SENCO is a teacher…

What is not special educational need (SEN) but could impact on the child/young person's ability to learn?

Schools and colleges have a duty to monitor progress of all pupils.  Sometimes a lack  of or slow progress becomes a cause for concern.  A delay in learning may not indicate that a child or young person has special educational need (SEN) that calls for special…

Personal Assistant Network - PA

A Personal Assistant (PA) is someone who is employed to provide everyday care and support for adults, children or young people. This may include personal and domestic care, helping someone access their local community, as well as other day to day activities. Having a PA to provide support…

Financial crisis support

Rutland County Council's website has information to help you if you're struggling due to sudden financial hardship, for example damage caused by a flood or fire, or if you need help to leave a violent relationship. 

Children, Young People and Families Participation and Engagement Framework

Why Participation and Engagement? Participation and Engagement gives children and young people a chance to be involved in shaping and designing the support and services they can use.  It is about listening to what matters most to them and taking their views seriously. Participation and…

Mental health – find the support that’s right for you

It is common for people to experience changes in mood, stress levels and emotions, especially at times of change or when their physical health is impaired. Depending on the issues you are facing, there are many sources of support available If you want to find…

Careers advice for young people with an EHCP

Students with an Education Health Care Plan have support with their career aspirations and plans from Year 9 onwards and these are discussed with key workers in school /college and SEN Case Officers from Rutland County Council, at the yearly Annual Review. Helen Ward, Youth…

Update on our offer for children with special educational needs and disabilities and their parents and carers.

Education Health and Care (EHC) assessments, Plans and Reviews during Covid19 Pandemic   In May 2020 we published information on the local authority position about new Education, Health and Care assessments and Plans and the impact of the coronavirus on Annual Reviews.  At that time,…
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