The Early Support programme ran from 2002 to 2015 with the aim to improve the way that services work with parents and carers of disabled children and young people from birth to adulthood across health, education and social care. Towards the end of the programme it played an integral role in coordinating and bringing together key professionals from across the education, health and social care sector to support the transition and implementation of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms.
The Early Support App has now been withdrawn
As published on 4 September 2015, we have had to withdraw the Early Support App. The Department for Education stopped funding the App in March 2015 and App was withdrawn on September 30 2015.
Case studies where Local Authorities used Early Support and saw a positive impact.
The Early Support programme ran from 2002 to 2015 funded by the Department for Education.
All the resources developed through the Early Support programme are still available.
A comprehensive list of useful organisations that relate to disabled children.
FAQs that give a greater in-depth explanation of the completion of the Early Support Programme.
What we achieved
The Early Support programe is considered successfully a part of legislation as the Children and Families Act in September 2014.
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