Referrals to the Communication and Interaction team

Special schools

In special schools we support children from year R and up. Any child in a special school is automatically eligible for our support. There is a speech and language therapist attached to the school who will be aware of the needs of all the children. Parents do not need to contact us, but you can raise concerns via the school.

Mainstream schools

The Special Educational Needs (SEN) team identify children who have communication needs. They let us know about any children who need our support. If your child is eligible for support from us, we will be aware and you do not need to contact us.

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Moving to Hampshire

If you are moving to Hampshire and your child is eligible for support from us, we will be aware and you do not need to contact us.

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Your consent

We need your consent to support your child. Without it, we cannot work with them in school.

If your child is in a Special School we will ask you to sign a universal consent letter each year.

If your child is in a mainstream school, we will send you a written consent letter. You must reply to this letter, giving your consent to a C&I team member seeing your child.