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Early Years Support

Change and opportunityElizabeth Andrews, Deputy Director, Early Support summarises the progress of Early Support developments and makes links with some of the articles in this Magazine. Change and opportunity - current developments for young deaf children and their families
Early Years Support26 Apr
Early Years developmentsSue Lewis, Mary Hare Training Services and Early Support, updates BATOD members on The Early Support Monitoring Protocol for Deaf Babies and Children which has been available for use for a year now. This article covers The Early Support Service Audit Tool, self-evaluation, Joint Area Reviews and the new proposals for early years, childcare provision and inspection.
Early Years Support26 Apr
Developing Guidelines on Informed ChoiceGwen Carr (NDCS) and Wendy McCracken (University of Manchester)explain about the project. As part of the DfES's Early Support Programme, NDCS and the University of Manchester are jointly undertaking a funded research project exploring 'Informed Choice' with both parents and professionals. The project will culminate in the production of two sets of guidelines: one for service providers to be included in the Early Support Professionals Toolkit, and one for parents as part of the Family Pack.
Early Years Support26 Apr