The SEND Code of Practice
The Disability Employment Adviser (DEA) at Jobcentre Plus can provide more information on this scheme and can also help identify suitable employers in your area.
The DEA can also help with:
Access to Work – this scheme pays for practical support in the workplace so that your son or daughter can start working, stay in work or run their own business
Residential Training – advice about the nine specialist training providers in England for unemployed disabled people aged 18+. On www.gov.uk search for ‘residential training for disabled adults.
Afasic – supports children with speech, language and communication impairments: www.afasic.org.uk/
Dyslexia-SpLD Trust www.thedyslexia-spldtrust.org.uk/
Dyspraxia Foundation: www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/
Family Fund –www.familyfund.org.uk/
Family Line –www.family-action.org.uk/familyline
Family Footings –Parents can contact Family Footings to request free training in their school, children’s centre or any other community setting: www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk/downloads/friends-relationships-and-
I CAN – support speech, language and communication development in children: www.ican.org.uk/
SEND Guide for parents and carers on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Special Needs Jungle: www.specialneedsjungle.com
Resources & Tools
Involve Me – ‘The Involve Me’ summary booklet explains the different ways of working with people