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Systems Generated Trauma

‘Trauma related practice’ is a phrase increasingly used by public bodies to convey their awareness that many of those with whom they interact have experienced life changing traumas. As a…

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Innovative short breaks scheme for parent carers

We all need quality ‘short breaks’ – but for many parents of disabled children they are a distant dream.  Fit for purpose ‘breaks’ from heavy caring commitments depend on several…

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Revised school transport guidance (England)

Cerebra, IPSEA, SOS!SEN and Contact have jointly written and article expressing concern about revised school transport guidance issued by the Department for Education and inviting families to complete a short…

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Decision making quality and the Local Government Ombudsman

Cerebra, the disabled children’s charity has published[1] an important and troubling analysis of data concerning the performance of the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO). Over a decade of…

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Jam tomorrow – maybe: the revised Working Together guidance.

As expected, disabled children and their families will be disappointed by the updated 2023 Working Together guidance.  Despite compelling evidence that local authority assessment and care planning protocols discriminate against…

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