Other Information

Lockdown 3: what does it mean for the rights of children with SEND? – Special Needs Jungle

Coronavirus legal updates, advice and support – Irwin Mitchell

 

Welfare Benefits

What you need to know about Coronavirus and welfare benefits – Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)

Welfare benefits and Coronavirus update 4th December 2020 – Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)

Coronavirus and welfare benefits – Contact

 

Free Broadband for home learning

Get help with technology – Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

The Department for Education has set up a scheme to enable families to get additional data for home schooling. It seems to be targeted at school-aged children

How to access free broadband to homeschool children as passed on by the Department for Work and Pensions

 

Vaccination Information for Carers from Contact and NNPCF

https://contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/unpaid-carers-vaccine-priority-guidance-updated/

http://lewishamparentcarer.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Vacinations-update-20200205.pdf

 

PCPLD Webinar Recording ‘Do Not Resuscitate? DNACPR & People with Learning Disabilities’

https://youtu.be/ePJKT9MZRXA

 

CDC report on ‘Lessons Learnt from Lockdown’

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) have now launched their pandemic consultation reports – Lessons Learnt from Lockdown: The highs and lows of the pandemics impact on children and young people. The consultation involved over 600 children and young people, 128 parents and 110 professionals who shared their views and experiences. It is the largest consultation to date designed to engage children and young people with SEND to explore the impact of the pandemic on their lives and to understand their support needs moving forward.

There are is a full report and a report for children and young people which you can see on the CDC website here, and an Easy Read version will be added to the same page as soon as it has been published.