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Special Education Needs and Disability Support Service (SEND Support Service)

The SEND support Service functions as a broadly based educational support service to assist parents, settings, schools, colleges and other professionals in meeting the complex requirements of vulnerable children and young people with Special Educational Needs. This is achieved by close partnership and collaborative working with parents and other professionals within Education and Children’s Services including Children’s Social Care and Safeguarding, Health and the voluntary sector.

Primary School Social, Emotional & Mental Health Team  (Pr-SEMH)

Pr-SEMH consists of the Social, Emotional & Mental Health Team  (SEMH) and the two centres of the Primary Pupil Referral Unit: the Assessment and Reintegration Centre (ARC) and Phoenix. All primary schools have a SEMH link teacher who works with the school on policies, practices and issues, and provides a great variety of CPD (continuing professional development) opportunities. The SEMH link teacher also supports school to meet the particular needs of referred children. The ARC and Phoenix can provide further support for vulnerable and challenging primary pupils with complex behavioural needs. The Pr-SEMH works closely with parents/carers and all appropriate local services.

City Psychology Service (CPS)

The City Psychology Service promotes and enhances the quality of the educational and psychological development of children and young people in Leicester City. It also provides the city council with a broad-based applied psychology service to assist with its strategic priorities and direction. 

Special Education Service (SES)

The Special Education Service administers the statutory processes of identifying and assessing children’s special educational needs and determining appropriate special educational provision for individual pupils. This is an important, specialised area of work and we are fortunate to have a team with a wide range of experience and qualifications who are committed to ensuring positive outcomes for all the children and young people that are referred to us.

 Disabled Children’s Services (DCS)

The Disabled Children’s Services comprises of three teams: one based at New Parks House, which takes the strategic lead for the management and development of services to disabled children and young people and those with special needs; the newly formed Flexible Support Team; and The Access Point (TAP), who are based at Barnes Heath House.

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