Children And Young People
If you are a young person or child with special educational needs or a disability and you are 25 and under we might be able to help you. We can offer you information, advice and support about things to do with being disabled or having special educational needs. We can help if you need information, advice and support about;
-Getting your views across;
-Finding out what support is available for you and opportunities in the area
Our service is confidential – that means we will only tell people what we talk about if you say it’s ok, but we might also need to tell someone if we think you are in danger of being hurt. Our service is impartial – that means we will not tell you what to do. We will give you the information you need to make your own choices.
The help we offer is free and if we can’t help you with something, then we can try and find another place that can.
You can contact us on your own, with your parent or with someone else that you know. You, your parent or somebody else you know can contact Liverpool & Knowsley SEND IASS on your behalf, if this is what you want.
Council For Disabled Children
Visit Council For Disabled Children for useful guides on things such as the SEND Reforms, Personal Budgets, Disability Matters, Training and Employment and Mental Health.
Changes to Special Educational Needs and Disability Support
Go to Mencap’s website for a young persons guide to understanding the changes to the SEND system and how they might affect you.
Contact Careers Connect for careers advice and to discuss you options for the future.
Visit CAMHS Liverpool and CAMHS Knowsley for information and support around Mental Health.
ChildLine’s Website has information and advice on a wide range of issues. You can also talk to a counsellor on-line or over the phone.
Contact Bully Busters today, if you are being bullied. Don’t suffer in silence.
IASSN Children & Young People’s Website
IASSN have developed a website to help disabled children and young people with SEND to better understand what rights they have for accessing information, advice and support across education, health and social care.
Children and Families Act (2014)
This Guide tells you what is in the Children and Families Act (2014), a new law that is very important for children. We think children should know about new laws that will make a difference to their lives. We want you to know the new laws the Government has passed for you. This Guide is a good summary of what you need to know in the new Act.