Early Support for families and carers
(Please note, where we use “must” this implies statutory duty)
- We must carry out a needs assessment and have a duty to meet any eligible needs
- We must support people to live as independently as possible for as long as possible
- We must consider during assessments whether the people concerned would benefit from some type of preventive service or intervention
- We must provide information about local provision for children and young people with SEND
- We will endeavour to identify SEND as early as possible
- We will identify appropriate support and ensure it is implemented
- We will ensure young children with SEND have appropriate support to start school
- We will take into account the rights and responsibilities of parents/carers. We will work in partnership to support parents/carers in their parenting/carer role
Early Support Co-ordinator
The Early Support Co-ordinator is available to help families in the early stages of a child's diagnosis.
To access services or further information:
A range of service exist to support families and carers and young disabled children.
Practitioners and families can call Children's First Contact Service on 020 8770 6001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org