Designed to facilitate professional development and critical reflection in the leadership of services for children and families, this book will enhance the understanding of readers from a range of disciplines and at varying levels of study. Packed with case studies depicting the experiences of children and their families in transition and exploring a wide range of scenarios, the chapters:

Explore transitions from a range of perspectives; Discuss the value of developing collaborative practice in deepening awareness of children's views and experiences; Explore the impact of practitioner inquiry; Look at examples of contemporary practice; Consider the ethics, policies and law relating to current issues; Enrich the reader's understanding of professional responsibility

Each chapter contains a chapter overview, a case study and suggestions for further reading. This book is relevant to all practitioners working with young children and their families and to all those studying early childhood.

Coming Ready or Not! A Child with Send Moves Up

Coming ready or not! A child with send moves up

Chapter Overview

The main findings of Lamb's (2009) extensive inquiry across the special educational needs system were, first, parents need to be listened to more and, second, parents feel the whole special educational needs and disability (SEND) system needs to be more ambitious for their children. The Lamb Report recommended that the government should respond urgently to these two findings if parental confidence in the SEND system was to be increased and children's life chances improved. One of the reasons why Lamb recommends listening to parents is so they can be used as a ‘window’ on the views of the child by practitioners. Parents of children with ...

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