Changes to special educational needs and disability support :Easy read guide for children and young people
We are the DISCplus Team. We are here to provide information to parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs in Devon.
Special Educational Needs and Disability - Some children and young people have special educational needs (SEN) and these differing needs mean varied levels of support are required at different times. We aim to provide a range of support so that children and young people with SEN can be educated and enjoy social opportunities alongside their peers, in their local community.
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Loss & Bereavement - Link to full document
Understanding and coping with the death of a loved one or friend can be very difficult at the best of times. Having to inform children of sad news such as this can be equally difficult.
The Learn to Lives Loss & Bereavement Support Group, with advice from outside agencies, has devised some guidelines for this type of conversation.
It is not a set script you should strictly follow, just an example of the language you could choose to use. We strongly recommend however, that:
- You keep your language simple.
- You do not use phrases such as “gone to sleep” or “passed away”. Please use ‘concrete’ language wherever possible.