SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS AND DISABILITES (SEND)
All children are welcome in our setting, we liaise with outside agencies to ensure that all our children are given the best possible care during their time with us at Acorn.
Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out the provision for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.
The Local Offer has two key purposes:
To give clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the available provision and how to access it.
To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review.
Requirements for early years providers:
The code of practice sets out that all early years providers must follow safeguarding and welfare requirements. These arrangements should include a clear approach to identifying and responding to SEN. The benefits of early identification are widely recognised – identifying need at the earliest point, and then making effective provision, improves long-term outcomes for children.
Our local Offer is below.
Additional support for children with SEND can be found by visiting: