Information round-up – June 2017

An edited list of links to useful resources from other organisations


Talking about terrorist attacks

We have all been shocked and disturbed by the terrorist attack in Manchester and now London. It can be hard for anyone to talk about such a difficult topic.

Liz Wilson from Dimensions and the LDE Steering Group has written a fantastic blog following the Manchester attack about talking to people with learning disabilities about terrorist attacks.

Read Liz’s blog here.

You can also find some images from Books Beyond Words on Learning Disability England’s Facebook page.

Our thoughts are with everyone who was affected by the attacks.


Care and Support Jargon Buster

The Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used health and social care words and phrases and what they mean.

The definitions are in plain English rather than legal, and were tested by a steering group that included people who use services, carers and professionals.

Access the jargon buster here.


What is social care and how does it work?

The King’s Fund has created a range of ‘bite-sized social care’ content to help explain social care in England.

It includes a series of short videos on what social care is, how it’s provided and paid for, and how it works with the NHS and other services.

You can find all the videos and other content here.


Bercow: Ten Years On

I CAN (a children’s communication charity), in partnership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, is carrying out an independent review of the state of provision for children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The review, entitled Bercow: Ten Years On, will be published in early 2018.

Find out more about the review and help feed into their evidence gathering by completing their survey.


SEND Terminology – overview

Each of the four nations of the UK has its own system of Education which means that as well as differences in language there are also differences in terminology, particularly around SEND. This handy reference table makes the basics more accessible.

nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) has created a handy reference table makes the basics more accessible.


Young people with learning disabilities are being let down as they prepare for adult life

Ofsted is the organisation that inspects schools to make sure they are doing things well. Ofsted have said in a report that young people with learning disabilities are being let down. There is not enough training and people are not getting the chances they need to develop skills.

Watch the BBC report on Ofsted’s findings here.


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