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CDT

Communications Disorder Team (previously AAS, Autism Advisory Service)

CDU

Child Development Unit

CIC

Child In Care

CIN

Child In Need. Under the Children Act 1989, disabled children are described as being "in need".  Social Services have the lead responsibility for assessments and for ensuring the provision of services.  Other services have a duty to co-operate in supporting disabled children.

Co-ordinator

The HCC SEN team member responsible for co-ordinating completion and process around  an agreed EHCP (previously Statement).

COP

Code Of Practise. Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014.  Revised to accompany part 3 of the C&F Act 2014 and details legal requirments and statutory guidance on implementing the law. Link

CP

Child Plan

CQC

Care Quality Commission. Monitor, inspect and regulate health and social care services. Link

CS

Child Services

CWD/CWDT

Children With Disability/Children With Disability Team

CYP

Children and Young People

DBS

Disclosure and Disbarring Service (previously CRB Check)

DCSF

Department for Children, Schools and Families (previously DfES)

DDA

Disability Discrimination Act (replaced by the Equalities Act). Link

DfE

Department for Education. Link

Disability

A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activity that is ongoing and impairs how you interact with the world​.

Disapplication

Removal from a programme of study such as for home schooling​.

DLA

Disability Living Allowance. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who:

  • is under 16
  • has difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age
  • who doesn’t have a disability.

Link

DoH

Department of Health. Link

DP

Direct Payments. If you or someone you care for get help from social services, you can apply for direct payments. These let you choose and buy the services you need yourself, instead of getting them from your council. Link

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