Education Inclusion and Access Services
These include targeted support and intervention services
which work directly with children, young people and their
The Education Welfare Sold Service (EWSS)
provides Education Welfare Support Workers (EWSW), who are
commissioned by educational establishments, to provide high quality
advice and guidance to schools and other educational providers to
support and challenge parents/carers with regard to attendance
For further information schools and academies can view
For more information please contact:
Education Investigation Service, Schools and Settings/Inclusion and
Learning and Achievement
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall Campus
PO Box 73
Early Intervention Family Support
Our targeted teams provide early intervention,
preventative support, guidance and advice to parents and families
to help deal with issues and problems as soon as they emerge and to
strengthen home-school relationships. Early intervention family support workers have
a good understanding of child development, family life and
parenting and help to increase the chances of young people and
their families achieving positive outcomes alongside preventing
problems escalating which reduces the need for future specialist
support. Early Intervention Family Support teams across the
County are working collaboratively with the commissioned Early Help
Providers to ensure that the right service is there to support
families when they need it.
Educational Psychology Services
The Educational Psychology Service
delivers statutory and non-statutory psychological services for
children and young people 0 to 19 years, within a range of
community settings such as pre-schools, schools, children's homes
and centres. We provide advice ensuring the safety and
psychological needs of children are met, promoting a sense of
wellbeing, developing positive emotional health and helping
children and young people reach their potential.
A core service, funded by the Local Authority, includes
statutory assessment and review of children and young people with a
statement of special educational need, attendance at selected
annual review meetings, assessment and report writing to inform
placement decisions on behalf of the local authority, and
activities in relation to SENDiST.
A non-core, traded service can be purchased by settings and
may include early intervention, assessment and support, delivery of
training and workshops and project work.
Our Educational Psychologists have postgraduate qualifications
at either Masters or Doctoral level and are registered with the
Health and Care Profession's Council (HCPC).
Free School Meals
Worcestershire County Council's Learning and Achievement
team provide a comprehensive service in checking pupils'
eligibility for free school meals. The service includes:
- Full administration of the application process
- A one-stop-shop for parents and carers
- Immediate decisions in most cases
- Cost effective use of central administration
- Annual audit of eligibility to reduce unnecessary
- Easily accessible, informed, responsive advice.
- View or download the Free
School Meals Service Offer (PDF 90 KB)
Integrated Services for Looked After and Adopted
ISL have a proven track record of excellent
partnership working with all schools to promote and improve the
educational attainment and inclusion of looked after and adopted
ISL provide specialist, direct work with
looked after children and young people focusing on their emotional
wellbeing, behaviour management and learning. ISL support
Designated Teachers and deliver training packages that focus on
attachment and trauma.
For further details schools can access our
pages for Integrated Services
for Looked After and Adopted Children (ISL).
Integrated Specialist Support Service (ISSS)
Our experienced Integrated Specialist
Support Service can provide support and advice for schools,
colleges and academies specifically related to hearing impaired,
visually impaired and multi-sensory impaired children and young
people, and those with a diagnosis of Autism/Complex Communication
Difficulties or requiring Alternative and Augmentative
Our teams also advise schools and academies
on the procedures to be followed when pupils are absent as a result
of medical needs and can provide education during recurrent or
prolonged absence from school, working closely with schools and
other professionals to ensure that pupils can continue to
The Learning Support Team.
The Learning Support Team
comprised of specialist professionals skilled at working with
pupils who have a wide range of special educational and learning
needs. We provide an intervention service for children and young
people primarily at School Action Plus, offering a range of
assessments, 'narrowing the gap' interventions, advice, and support
in differentiating the curriculum. We aim to build the capacity of
schools to raise the educational attainment of vulnerable learners
who are at risk of under-achieving. Our service also provides
school based in–service training designed to meet individual needs
in the specialist areas of Dyslexia, Literacy and Numeracy, ICT,
Language and Communication and Developmental Co-ordination
Difficulties. We can also support schools in the effective delivery
of 'ordinarily available' and in use of the pupil premium.
Other education inclusion and access services:
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