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March/April 2020 - Local Offer News

29th April - A free online training resource about Learning Disability and Challenging Behaviour, written by Professor Richard Hastings. 


23rd March 2020 - Free School Meals guidance for schools and families


Information for those caring for a child/young person who needs personal/medical care.

Covid 19 Guidance for CHC Chidrens Care Providers 

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NDP Update 19th March 2020 from Knowsley CCG

All assessment processes have been affected by the current situation relating to COVID19

Staff conducting assessments may be called upon to support the national health service in other ways at short notice and therefore appointments will be slow or cease for some time [how long this will last is not yet clear as the situation is still unfolding]

Parent appointments will be conducted by phone but children need to be seen for their assessment and this will stop until further notice

Follow-up appointments at Alder Hey will be conducted by phone – this too may be affected by the possible need for paediatricians to do other work at Alder Hey

This applies to appointments with Alder Hey, Northwest Boroughs and Clinical Partners

We apologise for any distress this may cause , but as you will appreciate, these are exceptional circumstances.

We will post updates if there are any changes.

If you have an appointment with Clinical Partners please see the message below

Dear Parents,

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and following the advice from the government, we have decided to move all the ADI (the part of the ASD assessment with parents only) and the ADHD assessments over to Skype/FaceTime/Telephone. With regards to the ADOS (the part of the ASD assessment with the child) we have decided to postponed these until it is safe to conduct face to face assessments again. The last ADOS assessment will be delivered on Saturday 21st March.

As soon as this crisis is over we will be in touch to rebook all the ADOS assessments.

Stay safe.

Kindest regards

The team at Clinical Partners.


Useful resources for Coronavirus queries

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education.  You can download it here.



Merseyside Youth Association who run most of the Short Breaks for Knowsley SEND children and young people have the following vacancies available - Closing date 16th March 2020.

Team Leader Advert - CLOSED

Disability Youth & Play Worker - CLOSED