Special Educational Needs (SEN)
These pages hold information on all aspects of SEN Services’
work. The information is in the process of being updated and
re-written, to reflect the new structure and working practices
within Children’s Services.
Who are SEN?
SEN Services carry out the statutory elements of the SEN
process in line with the SEN Code of Practice, which involves:
- Co-ordination and management of statutory assessments of
children's special educational needs, and writing of statements of
- Representing the LA at SEN and Disability Tribunals
- Monitoring of provision for children with statements of SEN in
maintained schools and within the independent and non-maintained
- Monitoring of provision for "Out-county" children with
statements of SEN in maintained schools and within the independent
and non-maintained sectors.
Another aspect of the team's work is the management and
development of special educational needs provision through
- Admissions to special schools, units and mainstream schools for
children with SEN.
- Liaison with Worcestershire Health Authority, Trusts, Social
Care and the voluntary sector.
Priorities 5 and 8 of Worcestershire's Children and Young
People's Plan for 2008 – 2011 are all about young people achieving
their potential :
- Priority 5 : Raise the achievement of all children and young
- Priority 8: Ensure that all young people are able to access
appropriate education, employment and training opportunities and
Worcestershire has a range of services dedicated to achieving
these and is committed to providing positive outcomes for all its
children, including those with Additional Needs. The Additional
Needs Service offers support through two strands:
0 to 5 and Statutory Assessment:
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This page was last reviewed 16 September 2014 at 9:28.
The page is next due for review 14 March 2016.