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Education Inclusion and Access Services

Education Inclusion image of child playing with bricksThese include targeted support and intervention services which work directly with children, young people and their families.

Education Welfare Service

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 related concerns.

For further information schools and academies can view our leaflets:

For more information please contact:

Steve Wilkinson
Education Investigation Service, Schools and Settings/Inclusion and Achievement
Learning and Achievement
Childrens Services
Worcestershire County Council
Pavillion H2
County Hall Campus
PO Box 73

01905 7280909

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 expenditure
  • Easily accessible, informed, responsive advice.
  • View or download the Free School Meals Service Offer (PDF 90 KB)

Integrated Services for Looked After and Adopted Children (ISL)

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 children.

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 Communication/Assistive ICT.
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 achieve.
For further details schools can access our pages for Integrated Specialist Support Service (ISSS).

The Learning Support Team.

The Learning Support Team is 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.


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External websites

  • Edulink
    Local Authority users can logon to Edulink using their corporate credentials. School users access Edulink using their individual Global Account 
  • Schools Broadband Team
    This site will give you information on Worcestershire's Broadband Project and its Support & Development.

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This page was last reviewed 24 January 2014 at 16:33.
The page is next due for review 23 July 2015.