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 people
- Priority 8: Ensure that all young people are
able to access appropriate education, employment and training
opportunities and make progress
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:
Special Educational Needs Ordinarily Available in Worcestershire
Schools. The Entitlement of Pupils in Mainstream Schools.
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This page was last reviewed 17 April 2013 at 10:40.
The page is next due for review 14 October 2014.