The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England. It brings together professionals, practitioners, and policy-makers.
CDC aims to make a difference to the lives of children with special educational needs or disabilities. They influence government policy, work with local agencies to translate policy into practice, and produce guidance on issues affecting children with disabilities.
For all the latest news and announcements in the special educational needs sector, please check their news page.
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is a series of online e-learning modules that are aimed at supporting health professionals understand and implement the requirements of the Children and Families Act.
The Children and Families Act placed new duties on the NHS to work with local authority to provide the best support to disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs. This means health professionals and services have to work together in new ways. To support health practitioners through this transition, the Council for Disabled Children developed a series of online modules and accompanying fact sheets that set out the requirements and provide practical case studies of how other local areas are addressing these challenges. The e-learning series features modules covering the following topics:
• Introduction to the reforms
• Information and Data Sharing
• Joint Working
• Education Health and Care Plans
• Local Offer