Councils assisting children in Education, Health and Care

Yesterday the “Children and Young People Now” website submitted a piece from here written by Joe Lepper which is titled COUNCIL LEGALLY DEFINES CHILDREN WITH EHCPS IN RESIDENTIAL CARE AS LOOKED AFTER and the reference to EHCPS was explained in the next few words

Campaigners have welcomed a move by a local authority to legally define children accommodated in care under an education, health and care plan (EHCP) as being looked after, giving them greater access to support.

They went on to say that

The move by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council opens a raft of support services to children in residential care under EHCP plans, which are already provided to looked-after children. This is set to include regular social worker and special educational needs and disability (SEND) officer visits to check on their welfare.

and later on in the article Joe then stated that

BCP joins several other local authorities, including Wigan and Manchester, in recognising care experience as a protected characteristic. This means future council policies have to demonstrate that the needs of looked after children and care leavers are considered in equality impact assessments.

So the question that many of us would be interested to know is what is happening in our Councils here in Sussex?

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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