Examples of good joint working practice
Effective multi-agency working
- Child Development Centres provide multi-disciplinary input and
support for pre-school children with additional needs
- Child & Adult Mental Health Services provide a
multi-disciplinary team approach.
- Communication & Social Behaviour Assessment Teams (CASBAT)
- A group of Health and Children’s Services specialists who
identify children with social communication difficulties to
establish if the root cause is an autism spectrum disorder or
- In mainstream schools: termly Special Support Team meetings
between the school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator,
learning support teacher, speech & language therapist, and
educational psychologist. Aim: joint planning, agreement on who
will take the lead for individual children, reviewing progress,
- In mainstream and special schools: Some schools designate key
members of staff who develop a role in relation to supporting good
communication practice in that school.
- Communication passports: these are in use in many settings, for
children who have severe communication difficulties. They consist
of a small booklet providing information which enables anyone
coming into contact with the child to understand how best to
communicate with them.
- Special schools in Worcestershire offer a range of provision
and expertise within their own settings and as outreach within
their communities. Outreach projects are aimed at supporting
mainstream schools to meet the communication needs of children with
emergent language skills.
- External agencies such as Speech and Language Therapy Service
(SLT), Learning Support Team (LST), Integrated Specialist Support
Services (ISSS) and Educational Psychology Service (EPS) work
collaboratively in partnership with all agencies in order to
provide holistic support to educational settings.
© Worcestershire County
Council and Worcestershire PCT 2011.
Within the SLCN Pathway :
- The use of child/children
refers to children and young people
- The use of setting includes
childminders, children's centres, nurseries, pre-schools,
- The use of parents refers to
parents and carers.
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