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0 to 25 SEND Assessment Team

The 0 to 25 special educational needs or disability (SEND) Assessment Team is a local council service responsible for:

  • coordinating education, health and care (EHC) needs assessments
  • producing EHC plans

They work to statutory guidelines as set out by:

  • the Education Act 1996
  • the Children and Families Act 2014
  • the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years

The role of the team is to:

  • arrange the placement of children and young people with EHC plans (or statements of SEN) in school 
  • make arrangements for any special provision to meet the children and young people's needs
  • oversee the annual review process

Members of the 0 to 25 SEND Assessment Team

The 0 to 25 SEND Assessment Team is made up of SEND planning coordinators and team leaders. 

Planning coordinators oversee EHC needs assessments and write EHC plans. They work with families to make sure those with EHC plans have the right support and school placement.

Find a list of planning coordinators and team leaders in Dorset:

SEND team leader for Weymouth and Portland

SEND team leader for Weymouth and Portland

Name: Holly Loxton
Email: Holly.F.Loxton@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305228568
Full contact details for SEND team leader for Weymouth and Portland

SEND planning coordinators for Weymouth and Portland:

SEND team leader for west Dorset and north Dorset

SEND team leader for West Dorset and North Dorset

Name: Steve Pitcher
Email: Steve.M.Pitcher@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305224951
Full contact details for SEND team leader for West Dorset and North Dorset

SEND planning coordinators for west Dorset and north Dorset:

SEND team leader for East Dorset

SEND team leader for East Dorset

Name: Adrian Matthews
Email: Adrian.Matthews@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305224149
Full contact details for SEND team leader for East Dorset

SEND planning coordinators for East Dorset:

 

SEND team

Contact the 0 to 25 special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) Assessment Team

Email: senteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305224895
Full contact details for Contact the 0 to 25 special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) Assessment Team

Contact the SEND team if you live in Christchurch

Contact the SEND team if you live in Christchurch.

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