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SEND Resources for Professionals

The resources below can be used to help professionals support families of children and young people with SEND. They are listed alphabetically to make them easier to find.

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Accessibility Strategy

The requirements for Local Authorities to put in place a written Accessibility Strategy are specified in Schedule 10 (Accessibility for Disabled Pupils) of the 2010 Equality Act.

The strategy has two appendices:

The aim of the strategy is to increase participation in the curriculum and improve the physical environment in schools for disabled pupils. It replaces Surrey County Council’s Social Inclusion Framework for Schools and Educational Settings.

Admission Arrangements

The purpose of the SEND Process for Admissions document is to ensure that Head teachers and Governing Bodies understand the legislative framework in relation to SEND admissions and how this is applied in Surrey.

The Educational provision for children and young people with SEND seeks to lay out in a clear, transparent and accessible format, the local educational provision for children and young people with SEND in Surrey. This is so children and families can know what they might expect to find in terms of educational provision across the county.

The SEND admissions processes for referrals for specialist placement for school age children lays out the processes for agreeing when a school age child needs a more specialist placement. The processes for children below school age are covered separately.

Banding Arrangements

Banding Arrangements documents can help you identify what level of support a child or young person with SEND might need. For further information please choose the document that is most appropiate.

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)

Request form for EHCP


EHCP Process


Toolkits for Parents and Young People in the EHCP Process

These workbooks help with preparatory work required for meetings, with a focus on completing the new "Section A" of the EHCP.

Please use the workbook most appropriate for age or circumstance.


Mediation

This is a statutory service commissioned by local authorities, currently provided by Global mediation, which is designed to help settle disagreements between parents or young people and local authorities over education, health and care needs assessments and plans and which parents and young people can use before deciding whether to appeal to the first-tier tribunal about decisions on assessment or the special educational element of a plan.


Annual and Transfer Reviews

The latest updated guidance and transition plan details the number of SSENs to be transferred to an EHCP.

The documentation below ican be used for both Annual and Transfer Reviews:

For those pupils in Year 9 onwards, reviews must consider planning for adulthood. To support this, schools and colleges should complete the Moving Forward document in addition to the Surrey Review Form.

Educational Psychology Involvement Form (Early Years)

This form can be used by early years education settings to request EP involvement for a pre school child with significant and complex special educational needs. In most cases the child will have been formally notified to the setting by a health professional in the form of a SEND Support Notification.

It is anticipated that the child will require support arrangements over and above those that could be provided from within the Early Years Local Offer (please refer to the Early Years banding document for further information).

There must be robust SEND Support Arrangements in place before an EP involvement is requested. Settings should additionally have ensured that their Early Year Advisor is involved with the child and discussed with them whether EP support is required at this time

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Joint Position Statement

Please note: we have currently removed the joint statement on PDA pending review.

School Transport

You can find details of how to apply for school transport for children with and without an EHCP or SSEN on the Transport to educational settings web page.

SEND Support Arrangments (previously known as Pathways Plans)

The Right Provision at the Right Time provides information on the support arrangements available without the need for an EHCP and when an EHCP might be needed.

If a child or young person does not make the progress expected for their age, starting point and particular circumstances, it may be appropriate to consider with parent/carers whether an EHCP is needed.

Below are all the documents required for Surrey's SEND Support Arrangements process:

Example paperwork

Schools can use the documents below for pre-statutory stage meetings. However, they can use their own paperwork instead if they choose.