Learning Disability Week 2022

Last updated: 20 Jun 2022 Topics: News Type: News
Teacher working on arts and crafts project with children with SEND

Resources to help you protect children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and additional needs

It’s Learning Disability Week from 20 to 26 June 2022 and this year’s theme is living life with a learning disability.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought additional pressures for children and young people with SEND. Many of these issues are still apparent, even though pandemic restrictions have now been lifted.

We’ve pulled together training and resources to help you better understand these challenges and help your conversations with children and young people.

Safeguarding children with SEND training for schools

Our online course can help you to learn how to communicate effectively with children and young people, identify safeguarding concerns and create a safe culture in your school or college.

“I have safeguarding training but none that is focused on SEND children and so having this extra knowledge will be helpful to me in my role.”

Activities and Volunteers Coordinator

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Safeguarding d/Deaf and disabled children training

Increase your awareness of the additional barriers, assumptions and attitudes that may impact the safety of d/Deaf and disabled children and young people with our virtual and face-to-face training course.

“Great pace to collect all information needed through the day. Time to learn from others and share knowledge/experiences.”

Course participant

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Safeguarding children and young people with SEND resources

We’ve developed free information for schools to support you in safeguarding children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: d/Deaf and disabled children

This briefing uses insight from Childline counselling sessions and NSPCC helpline contacts to highlight the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children who are d/Deaf or disabled, or have a learning disability.

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Love Life: resources for young people with learning disabilities

Our Love Life films and resources can help you have conversations with young people with learning disabilities about topics such as feelings, privacy and boundaries, friendships, different kinds of love, and online safety.

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Safeguarding d/Deaf and disabled children and young people

Our free information can help organisations protect d/Deaf and disabled children and young people from abuse and neglect. Our resources include risk and vulnerability factors, safeguarding policies and procedures, direct work, and legislation and guidance.

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Contact our Library and Information Service

Our Library and Information Service helps professionals access the latest child protection research, policy and practice resources.

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