What is parental or carer advice?
Parental advice is the legal term for the information that you (as a parent or carer) give the local authority as part of your child's Statutory Assessment. As a parent or carer you know your child better than anyone else, so it's important that you tell us as much as you can about your child. This information is just as important as any information given by the school or the health services.
How should I submit my advice?
There are lots of different ways you can tell us about your child:
What should I include in my advice?
You can include information about any or all of the things listed below. You might begin with your main concern but don't think you have to include everything, these headings are just ideas to help you get started.
Babyhood, learning, confidence, experiences, personality, progress, concerns, help, early indicators.
What are they? How can they be met?
Speaking, joining in, asking questions, giving information, confidence.
Eating, sleeping, ailments, illnesses, accidents, habits, fitness, medications, operations, physical.
Relationships, makeup, routines, background, support, concerns, history.
Home, school, personality, cooperation, attentiveness, helpfulness, willingness, routines, rule following, sharing, affection, moods, self esteem.
Hobbies, interests, activities.
Relationships, enjoyment, strengths, difficulties, participation, attendance, self-esteem.
Feeding, washing, self-help, organisation, self-esteem.
This page was last updated on 15 March 2016