Support Your child does not need a diagnosis for you and your family to access our service. We are able to support you from the moment you realise that your child is not meeting their potential, or is
struggling within the school environment. We do this is a number of ways:
Arranging meetings with your child's school
Signposting you to other services which can offer help and advice
Composing letters and/or emails on your behalf
Sourcing research and resources to help you child
A confidential service to share your concerns and worries (usual safeguarding procedures apply)
EHCP services The EHCP is a legal document which outlines what support your child needs to access appropriate education. We can help you with this process in a number of ways:
Social Care reports
We have two qualified social workers within the team who are able to write comprehensive child and family reports for the 'Care' aspect of the EHCP.
We can signpost you to appropriate organisations or arrange appointments to go through the next steps for mediation, appeals, and tribunals.
We can assist you in writing your part of the EHCP report, and attend any relevant appointments with you for initial assessment and future reviews.
Benefits Your child does not need a diagnosis for you to apply for DLA; it is about their care needs compared to the needs of a typical child of the same age. We can do a benefit assessment with you, and assist you in applications for DLA, including appeals.
Safeguarding If you are caring for a child with SEND, and feel this is one of the reasons you are on a Child in Need (Section 17), or a Child Protection Plan (Section 47), we can provide advocacy and support at meetings.
We are also able to write reports will can be included in assessment, and explain the safeguarding process to you and your child.