Early Years SEND in Devon – Questions and Answers

by | Nov 25, 2021 | News | 0 comments

Lots of families have questions about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Early Years in Devon!

To help find answers, on 11th November 2021, Parent Carer Forum Devon (PCFD) brought together a range of professionals including Devon Information, Advice and Support (DIAS), Special Educational Needs 0-25 Team, Early Years Complex Needs Service and Babcock LDP Early Years Team.

  • Val Smith, Senior Manager Early Years and Childcare (Babcock)
  • Katie Johnson, Early Years Complex Needs Service Lead
  • Amy Jones, Joint Lead (DIAS)
  • Nikki Phillips, Early Years Locality Manager (Babcock)
  • Anne Hudson, Early Years Team Lead (Babcock)
  • Velda Woodruff, SEN 0-25 Team (DCC)
  • Marie Stone, Early Years and Funding Team (Babcock)
  • Katy Isaac, DIAS Officer

To help you navigate the video, we’ve added chapters which you can see along the timeline. Here is a list of topics and when you can find them:

0:00 – Introductions
8:04 – DIAS
14:20 – Early Years Complex Needs Service (Katie Johnson)
17:50 – Babcock Early Years Team (Ann Hudson)
20:32 – SEND 0-25 Team
28:29 – Worries about a child in Early Years
36:30 – Graduated Response
39:27 – Early Years Funding Team (Marie Stone)
44:18 – Disability Living Allowance
46:13 – Early Years SEND Review Group and parent carer representation
47:23 – If settings and families disagree
51:14 – Close