Independent Support is a national, government funded programme to support the recent Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Reforms and the new Children & Families Act 2014.
Independent Supporters are available to help young people and parents through the new assessment process and development of an Education Health & Care (EHC) Plans. Support can be available for:
- young people or parents/carers of children being assessed for an EHC plan (new entrants)
- young people or parents/carers of children with a Statement of SEN converting to an EHC Plan and
- young people with a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) converting to an EHC Plan
In Bracknell Forest the service is being provided by Adviza and Bracknell Forest Information, Advice & Support Service. Initial referrals are being taken by Bracknell Forest Information, Advice & Support Service.