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Sefton SEN and Inclusion Service 

Sefton has a range of support services that work with early years settings and schools to help children or young people with special educational needs or disability to develop, be included and make good progress across the academic, social and emotional aspects of their life. 

The following services work closely with the Early Years SEND team to ensure the best outcomes for all young children. 

Autism and Social Communication Team 

The Autism Team sits within Sefton’s SEN and Inclusion Service (SENIS). They provide advice and support to mainstream schools to enable the effective inclusion of autistic children and young people, and those with an autistic profile of need.

Complex Needs Team 

The Complex Needs Team supports and advises staff in Sefton schools and settings to facilitate the inclusion and academic progress of children and young people with physical and/or medical complex needs. 

Complementary Education Service 

The Complementary Education Service supports the continuing education of children of statutory school age who unable to attend school for medical reasons.

Educational Psychology

Educational psychologists are concerned with the learning and well-being of children and young people in educational and early years’ settings. All educational psychologists have knowledge and understanding of child development and associated psychology and so are able to work with schools to provide support for individuals or groups who face challenges in relation to learning, social and emotional development and other complex needs.

Hearing Needs Team 

The Hearing Needs Team facilitate the inclusion and academic progress of children and young people with hearing needs through direct teaching and support to schools, settings and parents.

Referrals are accepted for children and young people who have been diagnosed with a permanent childhood hearing impairment. In addition, we provide information to schools and settings for children with prolonged or aided conductive hearing loss (Glue Ear). All referrals come from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme or Audiology Departments, or movers into Sefton with an already diagnosed hearing loss.


Please visit the following link for more information about the above services: Local Offer - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities | The Sefton Directory





Last Updated on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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