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The Transforming Care Programme

The Transforming Care Programme in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes aims to ensure that individuals with a diagnosed learning disability (LD) and/ or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are supported to the greatest extent possible within local communities and  within suitable environments to avoid unnecessary in-patient…

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We can sometimes use words, phrases and abbreviations that parents, carers and young people can find difficult to understand. Click on the letters below to see some of the words, phrases and abbreviations you might come across.

SEND Strategic work

Improving outcomes for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) Between the 3-7 December 2018, the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted a joint inspection of the Luton local area to judge its effectiveness…

Luton and Bedfordshire’s Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD) Pathway

Luton and Bedfordshire's Community Health Services and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) have been working together to create our neurodevelopmental disorder assessment pathway. Working with partners from the local authority, local charities, community services and parents, we've created a pathway of early intervention…

Sensory impairment (HI,VI)

The term sensory impairment encompasses: Visual loss (including blindness and partial sight) Hearing loss (including the whole range) Multi-sensory impairment (which means having a diagnosed visual and hearing impairment with at least a mild loss in each sense.  This is also called Dual Sensory Loss…

Learning difficulties (MLD, SLD, SPLD)

All children will have a profile of learning strengths and areas for development which may mean some need some extra help and support in school. Children may receive some of their teaching or intervention within a smaller group and/ or they may receive some targeted…

Medical needs and dental health

There are more than a million children in the UK who have a long-term, or even lifelong, illness and need medicines for the forseeable future. Children with medical needs have the same rights of admission to schools as other children.   They should be properly supported…

Physical disabilities (PD) and complex health needs

A child or young person with a physical difficulty will struggle with physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina. Children and young people with physical difficulties may have an acquired or congenital physical impairment such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, arthritis, amputation, genetic disorder.…

Social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH)

Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs’ (SEMH) is an overarching term for children and young people who show difficulties in one or more of the following: managing their emotions social interaction mental health These difficulties may be displayed through them becoming withdrawn or isolated, as…

Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)

Communication is key to many of the things we want for ourselves and our children, it underpins everything we do and helps us live life to the full. Communication is fundamental to a child’s development. Children need to be able to understand and be understood. Communication is the…