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SEND Resources for Practitioners

The resources below can be used to help practitioners support families of children and young people with SEND.

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Accessibility Strategy

The requirements for Local Authorities to put in place a written Accessibility Strategy are specified in Schedule 10 (Accessibility for Disabled Pupils) of the 2010 Equality Act.

The strategy has two appendices:

The aim of the strategy is to increase participation in the curriculum and improve the physical environment in schools for disabled pupils. It replaces Surrey County Council’s Social Inclusion Framework for Schools and Educational Settings.

Annual Reviews

The following needs to be completed as part of the annual review process:

For children who are post 14 (year 9 onward), thee Moving Forward form should also be completed:

Admission Arrangements

For information on Surrey's school admissions process for children with an EHCP, please see the Surrey County Council web page 'Applying for a school place for a child with an EHCP'.

Graduated Response for Early Years settings

Information and documents to help special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs), early years practitioners, home-based childcarers and playworkers support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families:

Educational Psychology

Graduated Response for Schools

For information and documents for schools regarding the Graduated response in Surrey, please visit our 'Graduated Response for Schools' page.

Learners Request for Statutory Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (0 to 25 years)

Occasionally, children and young people’s needs are so complex that a statutory assessment of their Education, Health and Care needs may be appropriate.  

If you are a professional supporting a child or young person where you feel a statutory assessment may be required, please complete:

Once completed, please submit these to our new team in the L-SPA, using the online Learners request for assessment form.

Before submitting your application, you will also be prompted to supply any other additional evidence that may support your request for statutory assessment. Please be aware that the portal will not accept ZIP files. If you have additional documents that you are not able to upload, then please email them to learnerssupport.triage@surreycc.gov.uk.

Our team of multi-agency professionals will review your request and make a recommendation as to whether a statutory assessment is required, based on the child or young person’s needs. We will always let you know the outcome within 6 weeks of the request being made. 

There may be occasions that we do not agree that a statutory assessment is required, however, we will always provide you specific and individual reasons for this, as well as signpost you to services that may be more appropriate.

For information about how we use the data, please see the Children, families, lifelong learning and culture privacy notice.

Learners Request for Support (0 to 25 years)

Learners request for support has been devised to help learners across Surrey access support when they need it.

This will ensure that we obtain a holistic view of a child or young person’s needs, to help us better focus on where we need to direct support for an individual. The forms below should be used by any professional working with a child or young person, should they have a concern about their learning and/or development.

To make a request for support, please complete:

Once completed, please submit these to our new team in the L-SPA, using the online Learners request for support form.

Our team will review your request for support and ensure that appropriate next steps are taken, based on the child or young person’s individual needs.

For information about how we use the data, please see the Children, families, lifelong learning and culture privacy notice.

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Joint Position Statement

School Transport

You can find details of how to apply for school transport for children with and without an EHC plan on the Transport to educational settings web page.

SEND Support Arrangements (previously known as Pathways Plans)

If a child or young person does not make the progress expected for their age, starting point and particular circumstances, it may be appropriate to consider with parent/carers whether an EHC plan is needed.

Below are all the documents required for Surrey's SEND Support Arrangements process:

Example paperwork

Schools can use the documents below for pre-statutory stage meetings. However, they can use their own paperwork instead if they choose.

Surrey Inclusion and Additional Needs Schools Service offer (formerly known as Vulnerable Learners service)

The purpose of the Surrey Inclusion and Additional Needs Schools Service offer document is to help schools and settings understand our service offers available to support schools to meet pupils needs as they emerge. 

It is a resource guide for settings to support their graduated response.