Organisations includes: schools, charities, voluntary sector organisations, commercial organisations and publishers etc.
This section provides an alphabetical list of organisations that have content on the SEND Gateway.
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in ...read more which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.Find out more about the Department for Education See all Department for Education documents on the gateway
Dingley's Promise is passionate about ensuring the best start for every child. Established in 1983, the charity has three specialist nurseries ...read more in Berkshire, and is focused on using specialist early intervention to build wider inclusion. In 2018, Dingley's Promise launched it's first accredited training, aimed at mainstream nurseries to help them use inclusive strategies to support more children with SEND. The 'Certificate in Early Years Inclusive Practice' is an enhancement for those who have their Level 3 and are looking to develop a more in depth knowledge of working inclusively with children with SEND. The course is online, with four units undertaken over four months, and online discussion groups at the beginning and end of each unit.Find out more about the Dingley's Promise See all Dingley's Promise documents on the gateway
The Disability Action Alliance is a cross sector network of organisations committed to making a difference to the lives of disabled people.
We ...read more achieve that by: • Creating partnerships between disabled people’s organisations with organisations from the public, private and civil society sectors. • Identifying issues at a local, regional and national level, and working together to design and deliver innovative solutions. • Identifying, promoting and celebrating good practice. The aims of the Disability Action Alliance are to: • Support and encourage early intervention. • Enable disabled people to have increased and informed choice and control. • Promote inclusive communities, including changing attitudes and behaviours.
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Launched in February 2015, Disability Matters is an innovative programme providing free online resources ...read more for all education staff either working, or engaging with disabled children and young people (from 0-25 years) and their families. It is suitable for everyone who works within education; there are a range of sessions, including those aimed at administrative teams and receptionists, teachers, head teachers and governors. Co-developed with disabled young people and parent carers, the 58 e-learning topics offer practical advice about supporting disabled people achieve the outcomes that matter to them. The programme addresses the challenges and barriers facing disabled young people by encouraging individuals to reflect on and positively change their attitudes and beliefs about disability. It is a fantastic FREE tool to support education training, as well promote a welcoming and inclusive culture across the education sector.
For 45 years the Down’s Syndrome Association, has worked hard to improve knowledge and understanding about people with Down’s syndrome among the ...read more general public. We believe that this is the key to society recognising the value and contribution children and adults with Down’s syndrome make to our communities. We provide information and support for people with Down’s syndrome, their families/carers and professionals. We champion the rights of people with Down’s syndrome to help ensure they have the support opportunities they need to live lives of their own choosing.Find out more about the Down's Syndrome Association See all Down's Syndrome Association documents on the gateway
The Driver Youth Trust is a national charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people with a focus on those with literacy ...read more difficulties and who may have SEND, particularly children with dyslexia. Our flagship programme, Drive for Literacy, is a whole school model for literacy, built around the Graduated Approach and starting from Quality First Teaching. Its aim is to build teacher capability and school capacity to identify and support children who struggle with reading, writing, speaking and listening. We commission research and campaign for policy change so that all children, including those with literacy difficulties, get the right support to learn to read and write, so that they can access the curriculum and experience success.Find out more about the Driver Trust See all Driver Trust documents on the gateway
The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country Wide charity, founded in 1987 by two mothers.
Today the Foundation, with its headquarters in Hitchin, answers ...read more approximately 10,000 enquiries and distributes more than 20,000 leaflets about the condition, annually. The Foundation seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia, particularly among professionals in health and education. The Foundation is run by fewer than six full-time equivalent paid staff and is supported extensively by volunteers. Its work is funded entirely by voluntary donation and membership subscriptions.