Understanding how best to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in order to help them achieve the best possible outcomes can be a complicated and bewildering process. You will be guided by a professional with comprehensive training in all aspects of SEND law and personal experience of navigating through the SEND processes.
Many children or young people with diagnosed or suspected Autism, ADHD, demand avoidant behaviours and other co-existing conditions are able to manage within mainstream education. However, some require additional support, and identifying their needs and getting the right help in place can be an overwhelming and complex process for families.
SEND support provides a bespoke service tailored to meet your specific circumstances. This could be a single session on understanding the rights of your child, or regular support assisting you with the Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessment process. You will be guided along that journey, making sure you have all the information you need to understand the lawful processes and empowering you to advocate for your child or young person in the best possible way. We can also support young people aged 16+, who now have the right in law to make their own decisions and requests with regard to supporting their needs.
Typical areas of focus
Understanding what constitutes ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ’, ‘SEND support’ and the duties for a school to support individuals with SEND
Whether or not to request an EHC needs assessment as well as support in making an application
Understanding the processes involved in an EHC needs assessment, including an individual’s rights in law
Ensuring that your views, wishes and feelings, and those of your child or young person, are taken into account.
Interpreting professionals’ reports – understanding the terminology and any recommendations being made
Preparing for an EHCP planning meeting
How to use evidence, including professionals’ reports, to best advantage
Understanding how targets are written into an EHCP as outcomes, and how to ensure your involvement in the process of writing them
Checking through draft EHCP documents and ensuring that they contain all relevant and appropriate information
Ensuring needs are appropriately identified and provision correctly written in a lawful way
For more information about this service please click here for the Contact Us page and select ‘SEN Support.’