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Special educational needs - co-ordinated support plan
North Yorkshire Children and Young People's Service manages provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).
This includes making provision for:
The local authority provides specialist support through placement in special schools and enhanced mainstream schools. In addition, outreach services are provided to ensure that advice and support is available to schools, children and families.
The special needs of most children can be met effectively through action taken by their mainstream school or setting. In addition, where a child or young person has significant needs, specialist support and outreach services can offer the following:
A very small number of children with severe and complex needs may require SEN provision to be made through a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN).
The local authority offers a range of specialist support and outreach, including a pattern of enhanced mainstream schools (EMS) across the county which provide support to learners who have special educational needs. The special educational needs of some children and young people may be better met in a special school. Please also see leaflets for parents in the useful downloads section of this page.
The sensory, physical, medical and teaching service promote educational achievement and social and emotional development for children and young people with vision, hearing or physical/medical needs aged 0-19.
The educational psychology and early years service supports children and young people in early years' settings, schools and the community. Much of its work is with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or who experience behavioural, emotional or social difficulties (BE SD).
The local authority is developing three strategies for meeting the needs of children and young people with: autism; speech, language and communication needs and specific learning difficulties. The strategy for meeting the needs of children and young people with autism in North Yorkshire has been published and is available below.
Once finalised, the SLCN and SpLD strategies will also be made available in the useful downloads section of this page.
SEN support services - frequently asked questions