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0 to 25 SEND Team

Description

The 0-25 SEND Team sits within Children and Young People’s Specialist Services. The role of the team is to support children and young people with special educational needs and disability and their families to access the support they need.

The 0-25 SEND Team incorporates three specific team roles; the whole team work together to support children and young people with SEND from birth to 25.

The team is made up of: Intensive Family Co-ordinators, Family Co-ordinators, Family Co-ordinators (Portage) and SEND Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) Officers, who provide a key worker role to families of children and young people with an Education Health and Care Plan who require support relating to the child's special educational needs and/or disability. This support is often provided alongside other partner agencies.

The team operates across the whole of the East Riding and is split into three geographic areas: North, East and West. Each geographic area is line managed by an Intensive Family Coordinator and is made up of four Family Coordinators, one Portage Practitioner and one Information, Advice and Guidance Officer (IAG).

The team roles are:

Intensive Family Coordinators

There are three Intensive Family Coordinator posts within the team. The Intensive Family Coordinators (IFCs) line manage staff in each of the three geographic areas and provide case supervision. IFCs represent the team at higher level meetings and may also hold a small number of complex cases. IFCs utilise their extensive skills and experience to facilitate peer supervision within the team.

Family Co-ordinators

To access support from a family coordinator a child/young person will have undergone an Education Health and Care needs assessment for SEND and hold an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The role of the family coordinator is to co-ordinate services and practitioners around the child/young person and family. Their support can include:

  • Being a point of regular and consistent contact for the child/young person and their family
  • Provide a graduated and inclusion focused approach to supporting a child/young person’s SEND
  • Provide support and guidance regarding the review of the EHCP
  • Offer guidance and support should there be concerns regarding the child/young person’s educational placement
  • Provide signposting and support for families of children/young people with an EHCP who have recently moved into the East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Support to access universal, targeted services and specialist services
  • Support to access specialist statutory social care assessments
  • Facilitate Team Around the Family (TAF) meetings
  • Work with the Learning Disability team (Hull and East Riding Neurodiversity Service)
  • Work with the Designated Continuing Health Care Officer and Children’s Strategic lead Nurse for complex cases
  • Care planning alongside the child/young person and parent/carers
  • Reviewing care plans alongside parent/carers, children/young people
  • Co-ordinating, setting up and reviewing care packages
  • Setting up and monitoring direct payment packages.

Family Co-ordinators (Portage)

Portage is a home visiting early educational service for families who have a baby or young child (0-5 years) with additional needs. Portage workers work in partnership with parents to help them to teach their child new skills using a range of techniques that are known to work well for children with additional needs.

Portage helps children who have significant delays in their development. Children do not need a diagnosis to access Portage.

Portage groups bring together a small number of children with a parent/carer to develop their social skills and provide an opportunity for the adults to meet with other parents/carers to share experiences and provide mutual support. Groups are accessed by invitation only and take place at Children’s Centres.

Requests for Portage support are made through the East Riding of Yorkshire Early Years Support Team.

For more information and to download a referral form visit the Early Years Support page.

Parent and sibling involvement

Portage Workers do not work alone with a child; the success of Portage is dependent on working together with parents to promote the child’s development. Portage sessions that allow the parent and their child with an additional need to be the main focus are likely to be more successful however siblings will always be included both at home and at Portage groups.

SEND Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) Officers

  • Information and Advice Officers provide children/young people and their families with specialist SEND specific information, advice and guidance on educational choices post-16
  • Work with educational settings to provide specialist SEND specific information, advice and guidance on educational choices post-16
  • Work with social care teams in adult services to support a children/young person's transition into adult services
  • Provide support for children/young people to prepare for adult life with a focus on enabling young people to be happy and active members of their community with the greatest level of independence.

0-25 SEND Team Structure Chart - Local Offer (pdf 250kb)

Who do the 0-25 SEND Team work with?

To provide effective and timely support to children/young people and their families, the 0-25 SEND Team work closely with a wide range of educational settings and other SEND services, including the Special Education Needs Assessment and Review team (SENDART), The Children's Disability Social Work team, the Learning and Disabilities team and the Designated Continuing Health Care Officer and the Strategic Lead Nurse for complex cases.

The Children's Disability Social Work team is a specialist service with a remit to work with children and young people with a severe disability and complex needs and their families. These children often require an integrated approach across Health, Education and Social Care and may require long term support from the Children's Disability Social Work team throughout their childhood and into adulthood.

We would like to hear back from children or young people

Are you a child or young person, or a family with child or young person who has worked with this team directly? If the answer is yes we would like to hear about the experience you had whilst working with them.

Please follow the link below for the opportunity to feedback directly to the team, and all feedback is anonymous.

Smartsurvey - Children's and Young People's Feedback Survey (external website)

Registered service and regulatory body

East Riding Portage Service is registered with the National Portage Association and fulfils all the criteria required for registration.

Staff training and experience

All Portage Workers have (as a minimum) a qualification that is equivalent to a Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Early Learning and Childcare). All Portage Workers and Volunteers have completed a Basic Portage Workshop. In addition Portage Workers have received training in signing and a range of approaches that are used specifically for supporting children with additional needs.

Contact
(01482) 394000
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Description

The 0-25 SEND Team sits within Children and Young People’s Specialist Services. The role of the team is to support children and young people with special educational needs and disability and their families to access the support they need.

The 0-25 SEND Team incorporates three specific team roles; the whole team work together to support children and young people with SEND from birth to 25.

The team is made up of: Intensive Family Co-ordinators, Family Co-ordinators, Family Co-ordinators (Portage) and SEND Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) Officers, who provide a key worker role to families of children and young people with an Education Health and Care Plan who require support relating to the child's special educational needs and/or disability. This support is often provided alongside other partner agencies.

The team operates across the whole of the East Riding and is split into three geographic areas: North, East and West. Each geographic area is line managed by an Intensive Family Coordinator and is made up of four Family Coordinators, one Portage Practitioner and one Information, Advice and Guidance Officer (IAG).

The team roles are:

Intensive Family Coordinators

There are three Intensive Family Coordinator posts within the team. The Intensive Family Coordinators (IFCs) line manage staff in each of the three geographic areas and provide case supervision. IFCs represent the team at higher level meetings and may also hold a small number of complex cases. IFCs utilise their extensive skills and experience to facilitate peer supervision within the team.

Family Co-ordinators

To access support from a family coordinator a child/young person will have undergone an Education Health and Care needs assessment for SEND and hold an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The role of the family coordinator is to co-ordinate services and practitioners around the child/young person and family. Their support can include:

  • Being a point of regular and consistent contact for the child/young person and their family
  • Provide a graduated and inclusion focused approach to supporting a child/young person’s SEND
  • Provide support and guidance regarding the review of the EHCP
  • Offer guidance and support should there be concerns regarding the child/young person’s educational placement
  • Provide signposting and support for families of children/young people with an EHCP who have recently moved into the East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Support to access universal, targeted services and specialist services
  • Support to access specialist statutory social care assessments
  • Facilitate Team Around the Family (TAF) meetings
  • Work with the Learning Disability team (Hull and East Riding Neurodiversity Service)
  • Work with the Designated Continuing Health Care Officer and Children’s Strategic lead Nurse for complex cases
  • Care planning alongside the child/young person and parent/carers
  • Reviewing care plans alongside parent/carers, children/young people
  • Co-ordinating, setting up and reviewing care packages
  • Setting up and monitoring direct payment packages.

Family Co-ordinators (Portage)

Portage is a home visiting early educational service for families who have a baby or young child (0-5 years) with additional needs. Portage workers work in partnership with parents to help them to teach their child new skills using a range of techniques that are known to work well for children with additional needs.

Portage helps children who have significant delays in their development. Children do not need a diagnosis to access Portage.

Portage groups bring together a small number of children with a parent/carer to develop their social skills and provide an opportunity for the adults to meet with other parents/carers to share experiences and provide mutual support. Groups are accessed by invitation only and take place at Children’s Centres.

Requests for Portage support are made through the East Riding of Yorkshire Early Years Support Team.

For more information and to download a referral form visit the Early Years Support page.

Parent and sibling involvement

Portage Workers do not work alone with a child; the success of Portage is dependent on working together with parents to promote the child’s development. Portage sessions that allow the parent and their child with an additional need to be the main focus are likely to be more successful however siblings will always be included both at home and at Portage groups.

SEND Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) Officers

  • Information and Advice Officers provide children/young people and their families with specialist SEND specific information, advice and guidance on educational choices post-16
  • Work with educational settings to provide specialist SEND specific information, advice and guidance on educational choices post-16
  • Work with social care teams in adult services to support a children/young person's transition into adult services
  • Provide support for children/young people to prepare for adult life with a focus on enabling young people to be happy and active members of their community with the greatest level of independence.

0-25 SEND Team Structure Chart - Local Offer (pdf 250kb)

Who do the 0-25 SEND Team work with?

To provide effective and timely support to children/young people and their families, the 0-25 SEND Team work closely with a wide range of educational settings and other SEND services, including the Special Education Needs Assessment and Review team (SENDART), The Children's Disability Social Work team, the Learning and Disabilities team and the Designated Continuing Health Care Officer and the Strategic Lead Nurse for complex cases.

The Children's Disability Social Work team is a specialist service with a remit to work with children and young people with a severe disability and complex needs and their families. These children often require an integrated approach across Health, Education and Social Care and may require long term support from the Children's Disability Social Work team throughout their childhood and into adulthood.

We would like to hear back from children or young people

Are you a child or young person, or a family with child or young person who has worked with this team directly? If the answer is yes we would like to hear about the experience you had whilst working with them.

Please follow the link below for the opportunity to feedback directly to the team, and all feedback is anonymous.

Smartsurvey - Children's and Young People's Feedback Survey (external website)

Opening times

Mondays 9am-5pm

Tuesdays 9am-5pm

Wednesdays 9am-5pm

Thursdays 9am-5pm

Fridays 9am-5pm

Age
0-25