SEN AND DISABILITY INFORMATION
All local authorities must publish information about services available for children and young people with SEND, both in and out of the borough, from birth to 25. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’. Local Offer helps you find information about local services, support, activities and events for children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
Here is a recommendation from NHS Community Children's Nursing Team to make sure families with disabled children who rely on medical equipment (or could not cope without power or water for any length of time) are urged to join the Priority Services Registers (PSR) so that they get extra and urgent support in the event of power or water supply issues.
NHS advice re Priority Services Register
Please note where you sign up depends on which company you are supplied by. For anyone who would like to sign up and isn’t able to use the links in the original letter, please try
Priority services - SSEN
Here's a link to the OCC SEND families together closed Facebook page for parents
Oxfordshire SEND families facebook group
Many groups also provide training for parents, here are some we know about:
Autism Champions - see flyer below for Power to Parent training
Autism and Sensory Issues
Leaflets to guide parents and to support children and adults with autism to look after their teeth and visit the dentist, including Easy Read resources and a social story for children with autism (‘David going to the dentist’ - which has been produced by the Irish Dental Association).
Going to the dentist – a guide for autistic adults (autism.org.uk)
Going to the dentist – a guide for parents and families (autism.org.uk)
Dental care and autism – a guide for dentists
www.dentalphobia.co.uk has a range of factsheets.
Sesame song video
Don't forget our very own Bishopswood School association.