The Education and Early Help (SEND) Teams are a local council service responsible for:

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

This team used to be called the 0 to 25 SEND Assessments Team. 

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 Education and Early Help (SEND) Teams 

The Education and Early Help (SEND) Teams are 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.

Contact your local Education and Early Help (SEND) Team

Find an Education and Early Help (SEND) Team in your locality:

Chesil locality

Name: Weymouth and Portland
Email: chesillocality@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305762400
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