Support Children and Young People with Disabilities and Special Educational Needs
Anyone providing services for children with special needs – health, education or social service departments, as well as voluntary organisations – must act within the legal framework. Legislation can change at any time and all health, education and social care practitioners, also Early Years workers, should be alert to new Acts and Regulations. There have been many changes to legislation in the UK over recent years which have affected this and a gradual increase in entitlements for these pupils.
The table below has a brief outline of the legal entitlements of disabled children and young people and those with special …show more content…
a. A child with SEN should have their needs identified which will normally be met in mainstream schools or early education settings.
b. Professionals and parents should work in partnership.
c. Those responsible for SEN provision must take into account the views and wishes of the child.
d. Provision and progress should be monitored and reviewed regularly.
e. Local education authorities (LEAs) should make assessments in accordance with the prescribed time limits.
It further outlines the way in which assessments should be carried out in early years, primary and secondary settings, and gives a clear structure to the way. o Early Years Action/School Action – Early Years Action is the first stage of intervention aimed at helping a child who is experiencing learning difficulties. When the Early Years team or SENCO identifies a child with special needs, they provide interventions that are additional to or different from those provided in the setting’s usual curriculum. o Early Years Action Plus/School Action Plus – at this second stage the intervention is aimed at helping a child who is experiencing learning difficulties. When the Early Years team or SENCO identifies that the child requires further assistance to make adequate progress they seek help from the external support services so that interventions that are additional to