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Contact

We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

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Lancashire IAS

If you live in Lancashire you can get information, advice and support around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from the Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Team.

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NNPCF

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is the independent national voice of parent carer forums.

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Special Needs Jungle

Many families do not get the help they need because they do not know where to look or how to cut their way through the increasingly complicated system. We aim to highlight resources and inspire and empower families to do this successfully by providing resources, tips, facts and examples.

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IPSEA

We help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities across England get the appropriate education, training and support which they are entitled to under the law.

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Local Offer

The local offer brings together information that is helpful to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

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POWAR

POWAR is the name of Lancashire County Council's Participation group for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Barnardo's helps organise POWAR.

 

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LPCF 

Lancashire Parent Carer Forum

 

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

 

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

 

ASD/C

Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Condition

 

BESD

Behavioural, Emotional and Social Development –This term is no longer used, but may appear on historical documentation.

 

BSL

British Sign Language

 

CAF

Common Assessment Framework

 

CoP

Code of Practice

 

DCO

Designated Clinical Officer

 

DfE

Department for Education (Government)

 

EA

Equality Act

 

EHCP

Education, Health and Care Plan

 

ENT

Ear, Nose and Throat

 

EO

Education Officer

 

EOTAS

Education Other Than At School

 

EP

Educational Psychologist

 

EWO

Educational Welfare Officer

 

EY

Early Years

 

FE

Further Education

 

GP

General Practitioner – Doctor

 

HI

Hearing Impairment

 

IASS

Information Advice Support Service

 

IEP

Individual Education Plan

IPS

Independent Parental Supporter

 

IPSEA

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice

LA

Local Authority

 

LCC

Lancashire County Council

 

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulties

 

NAS

National Autistic Society

 

NC

National Curriculum

 

NHS

National Health Service

 

NNPCF

National Network Parent Carer Forums

 

OT

Occupational Therapist

 

PMLD

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

 

PSHE

Personal Social and Health Education

 

SALT

Speech and Language Therapist

 

SCD

Social Communication Disorder

 

SEND

Special Educational Needs Disabilities

 

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

 

SENDIST

Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

 

SENDO

Special Education Needs Disability Officer

 

SLD

Severe Learning Difficulties

 

SpLD

Specific Learning Difficulties

 

TA

Teaching Assistant

 

TR

Transition Review

 

VI

Visual Impairment

FAQs

 
Is the LPCF just another support group?
Is the LPCF a campaign group?
Can professionals join?
Who do the LPCF work for?
How do I become a member?
How much does membership cost?
Is this the LPCF paid by Lancashire County Council?
Can I become a member without being actively involved?
My child does not have a formal diagnosis; can I still be a member?

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