Early Identification and Notification

 

Under Section 23 of the Children and Families Act 2014, Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts MUST inform the appropriate Local Authority if they identify a child under compulsory school age as having, or probably having, a disability or special educational need(s). 

In Sutton, the Early Identification and Notifications form is available on the Local Offer. Parental consent must be obtained before the notification is sent to the Early Years SEND Advisory Team at Cognus Limited. 

The purpose of the notification is to ensure the Local Authority is aware of children with special educational needs or disabilities so that appropriate support can be put into place. The notification is NOT intended to serve as a recommendation for specialist provision, but as an indication that a child may, either currently or in the future, need additional support. 

Download an Early Identification and Notification Form (PDF 117.21KB)

Download a PDF flowchart showing the actions taken by the Local Authority once a notification is received (PDF 123.31KB).  

Read an accessible version of the flowchart showing the actions taken by the Local Authority once a notification is received. 

 

 

11/08/2021, 15:52:09