Exception Rules to EHC plans in South Gloucestershire

Exception Rules to EHC plans        in South Gloucestershire

You may or may not have noticed that in July an article was produced by a well-known organisation called Special Needs Jungle (SNJ).

The article was referring to the  “ehcp-assessment-exception-loophole”. 

It was very disappointing to read that South Gloucestershire Council was showing the highest percentage of 92% of ECHP being given exception codes that didn’t meet the criteria above.  

South Glos Parents and Carers immediately made contact with the LA to express our concern but also to find out why this was the case.

"I am so angry. Frustrated. Exhausted. I want to fight for change but I am just so drained." One Parent Carer learns she doesn't need to do it on her own.

"I am so angry.  Frustrated.  Exhausted.  I want to fight for change but I am just so drained."  One Parent Carer learns she doesn't need to do it on her own.

Jo is just like so many of the parent carers that we meet in our support groups and in our online community.  Her son has several diagnosed disabilities and like so many SEND parents was juggling a million emotional and practical issues.  There was the journey of acceptance and dealing with her inner turmoil, adjusting expectations and fears for the future.  This is alongside learning and implementing new behaviour management strategie and a new style of parenting and trying to access the myriad of services, each with their different contacts, appointments, thresholds and gatekeepers.  

Introducing our amazing ambassador Nikki Stargazer.

Introducing our amazing ambassador Nikki Stargazer.

Introducing our amazing ambassador Nikki Stargazer.  She tells us all about her ADHD, TV fame, her lifestory documented in a book and about her work as a healer.

Culverhill Students Train to Chair Meetings

Culverhill Students Train to Chair Meetings

Chairing a meeting can be quite a daunting task and requires confidence and a particular set of skills.  Two Culverhill students were up for the challenge of training and developing their abilities in this area and also found their confidence increasing.