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1 SEN Reform The new SEND Code of Practice and Early Years Settings June 2014 Conference SEN Reform Worcestershire

2 2SEN Reform Worcestershire SEND Code of Practice 2014 (effective September) It is STATUTORY guidance that must be followed by: -All educational settings -Local Authorities -Health bodies Settings must have regard to the code from 1 st September 2014

3 What is it trying to achieve? To ensure SEN is picked up at the earliest opportunity To support staff to have the knowledge, understanding and skills to identify early and intervene appropriately To ensure parents know what to expect from a service, and also what services are available High aspirations for all children 3SEN Reform Worcestershire

4 What is different? New age range 0-25 Greater focus on the views of children and young people and their role in decision-making. Guidance on joint planning and commissioning of services across the agencies. Statements for complex children to be replaced with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) Personal Budgets New guidance on the support that children should receive within settings. Local Offer 4SEN Reform Worcestershire

5 Greater focus on…… EY Settings to support the LA in identifying children with SEN Greater focus on all agencies (including EY’s) working together to support children and families High quality provision and high expectations SEND Tribunals 5SEN Reform Worcestershire

6 Personal budgets “An amount of money identified by the LA to deliver part of the OUTCOMES set out in EHC plan”. Must have an EHC plan to request personal budget Must meet LA criteria and support the outcomes listed 6SEN Reform Worcestershire

7 Where do the Personal Budgets come from? Health Education (High Needs Block) Social Care 7SEN Reform Worcestershire

8 How will it be administered? Personalised to each individual family EHC plan will look at what is needed and what is available in the county Facilitator or Lead Professional will support parents Panel of professionals to agree requests meet criteria and allocate resources Different delivery methods depending on individual family circumstances 8SEN Reform Worcestershire

9 Specific to Early Years Chapter 5 of the Code All settings required to support early identification, through 2 sets of developmental checks: -Check at age 2 – advise Early Support Tracking -Check at age 5 – EYFS Profile Should monitor and review progress regularly 6-8 weeks in Early Years. 9SEN Reform Worcestershire

10 Specific to maintained early years provision MUST Use their best endeavours to ensure that the necessary provision is made for any child with SEN Co-operate with the LA in developing the Local offer Designate a NAMED SENCo who has a teacher and SENCo qualification Ensure children participate fully in all activities as far as possible Publish info on a SEN policy and access for disabled children 10SEN Reform Worcestershire

11 Specific to non-maintained… To have and implement policies on promoting equality of opportunity. To abide by Equality Act 2010: must make reasonable adjustments to include children with SEND must not discriminate against or harass children with SEND To involve parents and child as fully as possible in decisions that affect them. 11SEN Reform Worcestershire

12 Non-maintained… Named SENCo required as part of EYFS framework (but no minimum qualification required in PVI.) Best practice dictates a SENCo should be an experienced and confident member of staff. 12SEN Reform Worcestershire

13 Role of SENCo “ensuring all practitioners in the setting understand their responsibilities to children with SEN and the settings approach to identifying and meeting SEN” “advising and supporting colleagues” “ensuring parents are closely involved throughout and that their insights inform action taken by the setting” “liaising with professionals from beyond the setting.” 13SEN Reform Worcestershire

14 Change in terminology.. EYA/EYA+ has been replaced with the Graduated Response. Terminology around ‘behaviour’ has been removed and replaced with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Policies will need to be updated to reflect the changes 14SEN Reform Worcestershire

15 Graduated Response Activity 4 x paper titled: Assess Plan Do Review Case study – 3 year old with S&L delay of 6-8 months in expressive language. SaLT involved. 15SEN Reform Worcestershire

16 ASSESS Observations, tracking, info from parents, Red Book etc (Passports, all about me, registration documents, development matters tracking, Early Support Family File, ABC charts for behaviour) PLAN Strategies and activities to support development, look at the next steps in development with SENCo, parents and key person. (Provision maps, IEP’s, Early Support EYFS tracking, targets from outside agencies) 16SEN Reform Worcestershire

17 DO Carry out activities set out in IEP etc, observe throughout to record successes/difficulties, track progress (Early Support Tracking – are skills emerging, secure etc, what goals have been achieved?) REVIEW Meet with parents, SENCo and Key person, have targets been met, next steps agreed (IPM/IEP review form, EYFS Early Support Tracking for next steps, new IEP’s produced) 17SEN Reform Worcestershire

18 Graduated Approach WHOLE SETTING APPROACH All children – EYFS Development Matters Some children – EYFS Early Support Tracking in 1 area Few children – WYFS Early Support Tracking in ALL areas The Graduated Response may look different for each child – it should be individualised support. 18SEN Reform Worcestershire

19 Ordinarily Available That which is available for ALL children to access EYSFF Inclusion Supplement Guidance is the Ordinarily Available offer within Early Years settings. Set’s baseline of best practice and demonstrates the graduated response to meeting children’s needs. 19SEN Reform Worcestershire

20 20SEN Reform Worcestershire Worcestershire Changes EYSFF Inclusion Supplement Guidance has been amended. - Graduated Response 1,2,3,4 Inclusion Supplement included in personal budgets

21 21SEN Reform Worcestershire Code of Practice Categories for Inclusion Supplement

22 22SEN Reform Worcestershire New Exceptional Early Years Funding Level For handful of very complex children who meet criteria: -Deferred or delayed entry into school for matters of SEN -Parents turn down specialist provision in favour of mainstream -EHCP/Statement in place MUST BE SUPPORTED BY CHAIR OF PRE- SCHOOL FORUM

23 23SEN Reform Worcestershire Process….. NEW LEVEL 2-5 year olds EXCEPTIONAL EARLY YEARS FUNDING NEF hourly rate + (£2.70 + £3.60) £6.30

24 Descriptors of needs and provision activity Use the descriptors to categorise the children for funding purposes. 24SEN Reform Worcestershire

25 Details of Child's Needs Other Agencies Involved Stage of Code of Practice GR1 GR2 GR3 GR4 Exceptional Funding Answer Significant Speech and Language (17 months delay) Concerns regarding social interaction. Behaviour management plan in place. Difficulty following routine. Known to Pre School Forum Speech and Language involved GR2 2 years old. Can't feed himself (hold cup etc.) Very easily distracted. Concerns with social interaction and no play skills evident. Can be aggressive towards other children in his personal space. Known to Pre School Forum Speech and Language Therapy involved Family Support Worker supports in the home. Possible referral to Early Years Specialist Provision. Special Support Advisor GR2 12 month delay in receptive language. Some inappropriate behaviour due to frustration. Can be disruptive to other children's play and can be withdrawn at times. Reward charts used for all children. Referral to Speech and Language Therapy made, but child not yet seen. Special Support Advisor supporting setting. GR1 Child has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. No spoken Language and early signs of language delay. Motor Delay. Attends split placement at mainstream setting and Vale of Evesham Special Nursery. Portage Vale of Evesham Special School Child Development Assessment Known to Pre School Forum GR4 Child has English as a Second Language. Is struggling to settle due to new environment. Difficulty following instructions from staff. Parents report that they have good language in their home language (Urdu). Mom attends a Stay and Play group at a local Children's Centre with a younger sibling. Older sibling attends Fort Royal Special School. NO SEND Severe speech and language delay (4 years old – functioning at 12 months). Possible Autistic Spectrum Disorder – on-going assessment at Child Development Centre. Will not engage with others, and needs adult direction for all activities. Child Development Centre Educational Psychologist Known to Pre School Forum GR3 Child is 4 and has significant global developmental delay (functioning 22 months below chronological age in 3 areas) Parents have chosen to delay entry into school for 1 chronological year and continue attendance at mainstream early years provision Child Development Centre Paediatrician Portage. Hearing Impaired Team Exceptional EY Funding 25SEN Reform Worcestershire

26 26SEN Reform Worcestershire MONITORING: No requirement to upload evidence every term Included in 30% NEF Audits If supported by team, they will monitor evidence and impact during general visits. Provision map for all children on Graduated Response1 FUNDING PANEL: Applications can be uploaded to Edulink to save on special delivery postage costs. Other changes:

27 More changes…. 27SEN Reform Worcestershire PAYMENTS: Will be paid with ‘actual’ NEF payments or adjusted in next term. 0-3 non NEF payments will also be made via the provider portal. Contracts required for non NEF and OOS funding only. OOS payments will be made separately.

28 28SEN Reform Worcestershire Support for settings Flowchart with embedded documents to be included with guidance. Inclusion Supplement Calculator. Expansion of web based resources to support practitioners.

29 29SEN Reform Worcestershire SEND Code of Practice Sessions All FREE and 19:00 - 21:00 Worcester 01/07/2014 Bromsgrove 02/07/2014 Wychavon 03/07/2014 Redditch 08/07/2014 Malvern 09/07/2014 Wyre Forest 10/07/2014

30 30SEN Reform Worcestershire Further dates……… September 2014 Bromsgrove Thursday 25 th Friday 26 th Venue tbc and Worcester Race Course Saturday morning 26 th Half day events FREE OF CHARGE

31 31SEN Reform Worcestershire Comments about document…. Please email Becky White directly: Or call 01905 822685

32 Next Steps for settings……. Update policies to reflect new terminology Combine existing policies into ‘Equality of Opportunity’ policy. Discuss with staff team and agree the graduated response cycle within your setting Disseminate info to team on main changes to SEND Code of Practice Understand the changes to funding terminology and process READY FOR 1 st SEPTEMBER 32SEN Reform Worcestershire

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