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0 to 25 SEND Teams

The 0 to 25 special educational needs or disability (SEND) Teams are 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 teams 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 Teams 

The 0 to 25 SEND Teams is made up of:

  • SEN provision leads
  • educational psychologists
  • SEN family workers
  • a SEND team manager

SEN provision leads oversee EHC needs assessments and write EHC plans. They work with families to make sure children and young people with EHC plans have the right support and school placement.

Find SEND teams in Dorset:

Contact the SEND team if you live in Christchurch

Contact the SEND team if you live in Christchurch.

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