Telling children about rights and services


DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

Access  key information and resources to support East Sussex schools during the pandemic,  including  SEND-specific information and links to the latest DfE guidance.

Talking about the right to participate

It is crucial that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities know about their right to give their views at an individual, service and strategic level and the support available to help them do this. 

You can adapt the materials on the C360 website to explain this to them

Creating info about your service

Young people told us they want the following information about services

  • What will the service do for me?
  • When and where will it be?
  • Who will work with me?
  • Can I bring a friend or helper?
  • Phone numbers and email address, and can I text? .
  • Will they understand me? (eg do they understand autism, physical access, interpreters)
  • What you will do with my personal information. Will this be shared with parents and what choice do I have?
  • How can I say if I am not happy? 

We recommend that you design information for children or young people in partnership with them. 

Here are some examples of how you can make this information accessible: 

Social care video- West Sussex County Council website
Staff photos on Amaze website
Easy read appointment letter- East Sussex Healthcare Trust
Easy read fact sheet- Surrey Health Action
Thinking about your future booklet- Amaze
Easy read health inf- EasyHealth