National offer of Support
As part of their transition and implementation arrangements the Government awarded a number of contracts and grants to the voluntary and community sector to provide information, advice and support to those effected by the reforms.
Strategic Reform Partner will provide expert advice to government and through the production and dissemiantion of resources, policy briefings and case studies.
Delivering Better Outcomes Together Consortium will provide a range of services which include developing keyworking training for practitioners, supporting local Information, Advice and Support services, managing the network of SEND advisers as well as delivering pilot training and a development programme for senior SEND managers in local authorities.
Contact a Family working with the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) will continue to support parent carer participation through the administration and monitoring of the participation grant available to forums in local areas.
The Department for Education also released £5.9million of grants to the voluntary and community sector to deliver services and support for the SEND reforms. The projects will provide a range of advice, support and training provision aimed at supporting disabled children and young people with SEN, their parent carers, local authorities and their partners across education, health and social care.