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Sensory processing needs (SPN) are recognised as significant barriers to children and young people’s (CYP) learning. Working together across various departments within our local area the NHS and Derbyshire County Council continue to address the challenges SPN present to children, young people and their families.

Working alongside a SPN steering group DCC Local area can now offer a ‘bundle’ of resources to support the SPN of children & young people. These resources will be of especial interest to schools, colleges and early years’ settings.

The SPN bundle of resources can also found on (please see related items).

Phase 1 of the Derbyshire area approach consists of:

  • The Derbyshire Area position statement (‘easy read’ version)
  • The Derbyshire Area position statement
  • An introduction to SPN leaflet
  • Outline of CPD/ training resources available from DCC

Phase 2 consists of:

  • The role of SPN Champions
  • The SPN toolkit.

The SPN toolkit is a robust resource intended to meet the needs of most children with SPN in schools, colleges and early years’ settings. In itself requires no additional training but the Steering Group anticipate that workers will have undertaken training on SPN and be familiar with the needs of children falling in this category.

All the resources are free to download below

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