Services for Young Children offer Outreach support into Early Years settings in the private, independent and voluntary sector to support children with additional needs. If you have any children of concern, your first port of call should be your Area InCo who will discuss your Outreach needs with you.

Use the outreach referral form for all requests for outreach and submit it along with any supporting evidence of the strategies you have already tried. This additional information will help identify whether the child meets the criteria for support and it is also evidence that you have followed the SEND Code of Practice cycle of Assess, Plan, Do and Review.

Examples of evidence to send in with your referral forms would be Targeted plans/IEPs, ABCC charts and Behaviour Plans. Any observations you have done which relate to your reason for referral would also be very useful as would reports from other professionals, e.g. Speech and Language Therapist, paediatrician. Remember to keep the originals and only send copies to us with your form. It is essential that parents’ permission is sought for any referral and any information they can add to the referral form is invaluable.