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SEND Outreach Services

The Royal Borough of Greenwich provides an advisory service to private, independent and Voluntary early years settings on a range of special educational needs disability issues through the Early Years Inclusion Team.

Settings must be in receipt of the Free Entitlement to Early Learning (FEEL) and Together for Two’s (TF2’s) funding. The Team offer general advice, support and training around early identification and Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) issues that arise in a setting.

The team consists of Inclusion Coordinators/Area SENCo’s, Early Years practitioners and an Educational Psychologist. The team will also have access to advice from other The team will also have access to advice from other professionals such as Speech and Language therapists teachers who specialise in working with children particular difficulties such as Autism or a sensory impairment.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Anita Smith
Telephone
020 8921 3821
E-mail
anita.smith@royalgreenwich.gov.uk
Website
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Where to go

Address
Newhaven School, Kings Park Campus
Eltham Palace Road
London
Postcode
SE9 5LX

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

A referral can only be made with written parental permission, although general advice can be given around issues that arise in a setting.
Referrals can be made for children who have identified or emerging complex needs and are not attending a school based educational provision for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
Some aspects of the service may also be available to Greenwich living children who attend out of borough settings, and out of borough children attending Greenwich settings.
The team will respond to a referral as soon as possible, but it may be necessary to prioritise. This will be done in consultation with the Team Leader.
Please note the role of the team is advisory and children will always remain the full responsibility of their early years setting.

For children directly referred into the service
For children referred directly to the service the exact package/ management options will be discussed and agreed with the setting and parents.
This may include:Support in the writing and implementation of Personal Learning Plans (PLP’s) and other records.

Support with the arrangement of and/ or attend meetings and reviews.

Training that is specific and tailored to a child’s needs.
Support and guidance to the setting and contribution to the gathering of information during an Education, Health and Care Assessment.
All input is available to a child, if needed, regardless of whether it is specified in an Education Health and Care Plan.

Other notes

A referral can only be made with written parental permission, although general advice can be given around issues that arise in a setting.

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