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YOUR QUESTIONS

Concerns about fibromyalgia disgnosis

Concerns about fibromyalgia disgnosis

My daughter became ill at the beginning of this year and has been given a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. She is in year 10 and has missed so much school and I am worried about her education and the lack of it due to her condition.

This must be very worrying for you all, Year 10 is an important year. If possible we would suggest in the the first instance you talk to the school SENCo about your concerns and see what the school can offer by way of support. If she is missing school for extended periods, 3 weeks or more, then she is entitled to home tuition.
Check this link for more information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-for-children-with-health-needs-who-cannot-attend-school
However the home school is responsible for ensuring that she is supported to access as much education as she can despite her medical condition.

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Home tuition for student who has frequent short absences

Home tuition for student who has frequent short absences

Can home tuition happen if the pupil does not have the stated 3 consecutive weeks of absence, but who has frequent short absences due to a chronic illness?

Yes, this needs to be negotiated with the school and LAs have put in support for pupils depending on their needs.

This link may be useful: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-for-children-with-health-needs-who-cannot-attend-school

 

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I am a PhD student specialising in the cognitive biases associated with childhood anxiety

I am a PhD student specialising in the cognitive biases associated with childhood anxiety

I am a PhD student specialising in the cognitive biases associated with childhood anxiety. I am keen to get as much applied experience alongside my research as possible. I wondered if you knew of any opportunities for me to gain some experience? 

Some students apply to work as Healthcare Assistants on a sessional basis in inpatient settings to get some experience of working with children and young people with mental health needs. 

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