Involvement of outside agencies
A range of professionals may be involved in the process of
identifying and supporting the child at various levels and stages,
depending on the needs.
It is important to note that any of these
professionals may be involved at a universal, targeted and/or
Collaborative and integrated working
between services is essential to ensure effective early support,
identification and intervention.
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specialist services in Worcestershire...
Referral to one or more specialist services
will need to be considered at any age if a child shows one or more
of the following signs:
- A lack of progress or response to approaches
used by those working at ‘universal’ and ‘early
- Communication skills somewhat behind other
levels of the child's development.
- A specific problem in a particular area of
communication which hinders learning or access to the
- A disordered pattern of communication
development (e.g. the child is not following the usual
- Behaviour difficulties which are having an
adverse impact on the child’s ability to communicate.
The role of outside agencies is to work
collaboratively with staff, parents, other agencies and the
children themselves in order to gather as much information as
possible about the child’s needs. This will enable a better
understanding of the factors that may be helping or hindering
progress and to identify positive ways forward.
Outside agency support should serve
primarily to strengthen the setting's or school's own developing
provision and build capacity for children at EY Action/School
© 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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