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A carer is a person named by the local authority to look after a child who is in the care of social services.

Case conference 

A formal meeting of professionals such as teachers or social workers to discuss a particular child.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAMHS promote the mental health and psychological wellbeing of children and young people and provide high quality, multidisciplinary mental health services to ensure effective assessment, treatment and support, for children, young people and their families.

Code of Practice

This is a national guide that goes to schools and local authorities from the Department for Education to outline the help they can give to children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Schools, local authorities and health services must refer to the code of practice when they are involved with a child with SEND.

Community school

Maintained by Brent Council as the local authority.

Community special school

A school for children with special educational needs and disabilities, maintained by Brent Council.


Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities


Connexions services offer statutory careers information, advice and guidance services to 13-19 year olds (and up to age 25 for young people with special needs).


The curriculum is all of the learning opportunities that a school offers.

Challenging behaviour

Challenging behaviour is a term that is used to describe particularly ‘difficult’ or ‘problematic’ behaviour, which is experienced as challenging by parents and others who care for and support these individuals. Challenging behaviour is more common in individuals with learning disabilities than in those without; approximately ten percent of children with learning disabilities exhibit severely challenging behaviour. Those with physical, emotional, social and communication difficulties may also show behaviour that is worrying, difficult or challenging. A person's underlying medical and/or psychiatric condition, age, social experiences, adverse life events and a range of other factors can affect the type of behaviour.

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Clinical Commissioning groups (CCGS) are NHS organisations, which have been set up to commission healthcare services for their local communities


Child Sexual Exploitation


Cerebral Visual Impairment


Child or Young Person






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