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Samuel Rhodes School School Resources

Samuel Rhodes School is a specialist School for children aged 5-19 in Islington. Samuel Rhodes School is one of the special schools in Islington, each of which provide support for children with particular special educational needs (SEN). All of our special schools have a very important role in providing support and training to mainstream schools in Islington. Samuel Rhodes School leads one of the service areas in the Borough, for children with difficulties in learning and cognition. It has an outreach team which advises mainstream schools and supports the pupils with learning difficulties.

ASC for Tea, Family resources, Parents Forum - 2020
Special Educational Needs Conference for Parents

Information given at the parents conference organised by the Islington Parents Forum on 7th March 2018 at Centre 404.
This was a special conference aimed at parent carers of children with special needs and disabilities (SEND) to understand the implementation of the biggest Education Reforms in recent years (Children and Families Act 2014) and to evaluate how they have been rolled out over the last 3 years.

- Agenda and speaker profiles
- Douglas Silas Solicitors - SEN Specialists
- Designated Clinical Officer (Islington)
- IPSEA - Parental Advice
- Speech and Language
- Parent Participation

SEN Legal Advice

Information by Douglas Silas Solicitors representing parents of children with SEN and helping thousands of parents get the right provision or school for their child.

Personal Budgets

Personal Budgets are the money you get to pay for your child's support and other items in their support plan. The budget can be used to pay for services or you can receive cash to buy your own support.

Parent Participation

Find out how you can get involved in improving local services through parent carer participation. Parent carers can help pinpoint problems frequently experienced by families with disabled children. Parents in Isllington work in co-production with the local authority to help them improve how children's services are delivered so they better meet families' needs.
In this section:

- What is Islington Parents Forum and how to get involved
- Understanding and working with the health system
- National Network of Parent Carer Forums
- Islington's Strategic Boards Diagram

Health - General

Commissioning to health services in Islington, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and the new resource on psychotropic medication use for people with learning disabilities, autism or both.

Employment Rights

The rights of parents of disabled children at the work place, requesting flexible working and employment for disabled people in Islington.

The Children and Families Act 2014

An Act to make provision about children, families, and people with special educational needs or disabilities.

Parents Forum
Bridge School and Satellite Provision

the Bridge is a special needs school in Islington. They have a well-established Outreach team of specialists in Autism, SLD and PMLD. They have also started their new Satellite Provision which is a free school based on four sites in Islington which provides for pupils who find it difficult to manage in a mainstream environment but who do not need a special school placement.

Local Offer and Islington SEND Provision

Information, advice and services for Islington children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged 0-25

Islington Short Break Services

Short Breaks is a new term that was introduced by the government to replace the term respite care. Short Breaks are a way of giving parents of disabled children a break from their caring responsibilities. Short Breaks also benefit the disabled child or young person, helping them to play with friends, keep fit, improve their communication skills, gain independence or simply have fun.

Transition to Adulthood

There are big changes when a child with learning disabilities or autism becomes an adult. In terms of social care, the child will be transferred from children to adult services. There needs to be coordination with transition services on the planning process that will start well in advance of leaving school, so that the young person’s needs and choices are fully explored and listened to.

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  • I am very grateful for the help I have received from Centre 404.

    Rahwa cares for four children all under the age of 10 years including her daughter Danayt who has Down’s Syndrome. She approached us as she was feeling overwhelmed with her caring responsibilities, in particular with the challenging behaviour Danayt was displaying.

    “It was a very difficult time as I had no one else to help me and I didn’t understand the system.”

    Rahwa, family carer