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The Council for Disabled Children is collating questions and resources on the impact of the coronavirus on SEND pupils

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The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has launched two new email inboxes aimed at answering questions, collating resources and sharing information on the coronavirus and its impact on children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The inboxes are designed to be used by professionals, practitioners, parents, carers and families of children and young people with SEND.

NAHT members may want to send relevant questions to and share useful resources with the CDC.

Questions

The new 'CDC questions' inbox, CDCquestions@ncb.org.uk, provides the opportunity to ask questions about how the coronavirus will impact on children and young people with SEND as well as other questions relating to the impact on families; the education, health, social care sectors; and the voluntary and community sector.

The CDC will collate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and share them with the Department for Education and Ministers as appropriate so that it can publish an FAQs newsflash each Friday. To receive the FAQs newsflash, sign-up to its mailing list, selecting the 'CDC Digest' option: https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/about/subscribe-newsletter  

Resources

Additionally, the CDC has developed a resources inbox, CDCresources@ncb.org.uk, which is designed to enable parents, carers, sector professionals and practitioners to share resources, to support families of children and young people with SEND and practitioners across the disabled children's sector.

The CDC will add these resources to its Covid-19 Support and Guidance webpage, which you can find here: https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/news-opinion/news/covid-19-support-and-guidance

First published 02 April 2020