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  • Special Educational Needs Local Area Peer Review

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    Southend Local Authority commissioned a peer review of SEND support from a team of colleagues from Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. The review was undertaken on 12th and 13th July 2017 and the findings are included in this report.  The Local Authority identified an overarching focus…

  • Comments and Feedback

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      You can find out how your feedback has shaped the Local Offer in the Local Offer Annual Report which is published every October.  click here Eastern Region Peer Review - An Eastern Region Peer Review of the Local Offer took place on the 5th December 2016.  Staff from the Local…

  • OO Test

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  • Special Education for Primary School Children

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      If a mainstream schools own resources and any help given by outside agencies and support services are not enough to meet your child’s needs, your child may need to be considered for an EHC needs assessment. This assessment will always involve you and your…

  • Department for Education (DFE) Documents

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    DFE Performace P Scale Attainment Targets for Pupils with SEN  DFE Schools Guide to the 0-25 SEN Code of Practice DFE SEN Support in Schools Flowchart DFE - Home to school Travel and statutory Guidance DFE - Statutory Guidance on Supporting Pupils at School with…

  • Local Organisations

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    Southend Carers Forum Southend Mencap Services - Search Mencap on the SHIP Directory for details on each project/activity SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) Search SNAP on the SHIP Directory - SNAP is an Essex charity for families with children and young people who have special needs and…

  • Comments, compliments and complaints

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    We want our services to be excellent, but we know that things can go wrong. Complaints regarding schools and social care procedures vary depending on the subject - see here for further details. Alternatively it's nice to know when we're getting things right, and that people…

  • National Organisations

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      There are various National Organisations that can provide support and advice as follows:   You can check the SHIP Directory for National and Local Support Groups The National Autistic Society - Parent to Parent Service - This is a UK wide service for parents/carers of children and…

  • Crisis Services

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    Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services (EWMHS) SOS Domestic Abuse Projects SERICC - South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre.  SERICC is confidential and independent from social services, the police and other official agencies. SERICC provides specialist services for any individual who has or who is experiencing any…

  • Continuing Health Care for Children

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    Children’s Paediatric Nursing Team The Paediatric Community Nursing Team (PCN Team) provides clinical nursing care for children that have complex and on-going health needs in the community. The team cares for children between the ages of 0 – 16 years that would need to return…