Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Policy
Access to play for children of all abilities
Joeys is open to every family in the community and we wish to promote equality of opportunity for children with special needs and their parents/carers within all facilities offered by Joeys. This policy meets the requirements of The Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995/2005.
We aim to provide:
Opportunities are provided for staff to increase their knowledge and skills by the use of training courses and information provided by the management, Children’s Services and other professional bodies. One member of staff has the designated responsibility to oversee arrangements for children with special needs and partnership with their parents and other agencies. This person is Zoe Scrogham. Her role does not preclude that of the child’s key person.
It is our belief that an essential element of providing equality of opportunity is providing positive images of difference and disability, and a curriculum which allows all children to become aware of disability and special needs. To this end, Joeys monitors its books and equipment to ensure positive images are provided and portrays disability and difference as part of ordinary everyday life in the themes, topics and projects that we follow.
Signed on behalf of Milnthorpe Family Centre Directors
Katie Smyth – Joeys Manager Reviewed – January 2017