Education and Personal development
If you decide to go to mainstream school, then that setting has to take steps to support your child with any medical or learning disability they have. Mainstream school cannot refuse to take your child because of their disability. Your local authority may have to provide additional funding to support children who need extra help. Richmond house will assign a key worker to support you with your journey. Depending on where you are and what your child’s needs are, you might find it tricky to find the right setting. Richmond House making sure all children with special needs have the support they need and all the other specialists you might meet along the way.
Often children with special needs can handle primary school but hit the brick wall when they move on to senior or upper school. Once again you need to start looking around at all the schools well ahead of time in your local area, chatting to other parents and arranging school visits would help, call Richmond House to arrange a parent partnership to get it right the first time. Richmond House will go with you with all options available for your child, also will help your child to settle into a school through our educational and behavioural programmes.
Doing higher education or an apprenticeship is a great way to earn a salary, get qualifications and develop your career. Richmond House is designed to help disabled people, parents/carers answer the key questions about applying for apprenticeships in England. Under the Children and Families Act in England, local authorities should support all young people with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) to prepare for adulthood. Discussions should focus on what you want to achieve and the best way to support you. For young people with Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans, Local Authorities must ensure that the review in Year 9 and every review afterwards, includes a discussion about your future. This should cover your education and employment plans, housing needs, social and health care, including at the university.
If you 16-18 you might be entitled to an apprenticeship call Richmond House for more information. If you over 18, your local jobcentre can help you find a job, help you gain new skills, tell you about disability-friendly employers in your area, discuss other support available. They can refer you to a specialist work psychologist, if appropriate, or carry out an ‘employment assessment’ of our skills and experience, what kind of roles you’re interested in. Training in the workplace is a great way to learn new skills and gain experience. For example: apprenticeships – provide real jobs with training where people earn while they learn. Traineeships – provide education and training programmes with work experience supported internships – help young people with complex learning difficulties achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Qualifications and experience young people gain from workplace training can make them more attractive to employers. Call Richmond House for more...