Surrey Short Breaks

Proposed new short breaks offer – please give them your views

Short breaks are a lifeline for many families of children with disabilities. They provide opportunities for them to have fun, see their friends and
 try new activities, helping them to achieve better outcomes. They also act as a preventative service helping to avoid
family breakdown and the need for more specialist, social care interventions in the future

They  would like your views on the new proposed offer before the county council’s Cabinet makes its final decision on 18 July 2017.

Complete the Survey here.

Surrey is asking for EHCP feedback

Children and young people, families and practitioners across Surrey are being asked to take part in a national evaluation looking at the impact of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).  If you or your child have an EHCP or you work with families during the EHCP process, please help them make improvements by clicking on the relevant link:

Survey for parents/carers of children and young people who have an Education Health and Care Plan

Survey for children and young people who have an Education Health and Care Plan

Survey for Practitioners working with children and young people who have an Education Health and Care Plan


Core Assets Children’s Services are looking to recruit the equivalent of 2 full time Independent Supporters in Surrey and Merton to represent Core Assets Children’s Services and Council for Disabled Children in providing an outstanding level of independent help, advice and support to families and young people progressing through the new SEND reforms.

Click to see a Job specification.

If interested Contact-Independent Support Manager-South East at:

Information Advice and Support Services Network (IASSN): Children and Young Peoples Website Launch

The Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASSN) have developed a new website aimed specifically at children and young people:

Recent SEND reforms mean that disabled children and young people and those with SEN have a right to receive direct and impartial information, advice and support (IAS) on matters relating to their SEN/Disability. IAS should be provided to CYP covering education, health and social care.

This website aims to help children and young people better understand what rights they have for accessing information, advice and support. The website also contains full contact details for all IAS Services across England.

The DfE have published research on Funding people with special educational needs

The Department for Education have just published the research report "Research on funding for young people with special educational needs" it runs to 170 pages but could be an interesting read. See it here: