Cheshire East Special Educational Needs and Disability Statutory Assessment Service

Description

Special Educational Needs Statutory Assessment Service

The SEND Statutory Assessment Service works across four geographic areas within Cheshire East in partnership with officer colleagues in the Children and Families Directorate, parents, carers, children and young people, schools, settings and other providers to ensure children and young people aged 0-25 receive their statutory entitlement.

Review and Monitoring Officers

The SEN Review and Monitoring Officers will
- act as Area Coordinators for each of the four geographic areas and schools and settings outside the borough attended by children and young people from Cheshire East
- coordinate officer attendance at annual reviews and interim reviews as required
- coordinate the SEND Service support to transfer Statements of SEN to Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans
- attend resource allocation and moderation meetings
- meet with parents to discuss and resolve problems including Formal Mediation
- represent the Local Authority at hearings of parents' concerns and appeals including those to the SEND Tribunal
- contribute to the strategic development of SEND Services in Cheshire East.

 The SEND Statutory Assessment Business Support Team

The SEND SAS Business Support Team manages the statutory assessment processes for children and young people aged 0-25 who have special educational needs. We record, amend, maintain and cease Education Health Care Plans. An Education Health and Care plan sets out a child or young person's special educational needs, desired outcomes, the provision required to achieve the outcomes, and school placement.
We also:
- respond to queries from children, young people, parents, carers, settings, schools, fellow professionals with information relating to processes and provision to meet special educational needs
- consult for school placements
- process and monitor financial aspects of educational placements and provision including pre school settings, non maintained and independent special schools and colleges.
- assess eligibility for school transport
- attend resource allocation and moderation panels
- represent the local authority at annual reviews
- contribute to the strategic development of SEND Services in Cheshire East

Service Details

Locations:
Floor 1, Macclesfield Town Hall, C/O Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2LL (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
Cheshire East Council
Service Type:
Education, Training and Skills
Website:
Age Range:
0 - 25 years
Age Band:
  • Early Years (Under 5)
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
  • Adults (18+)
Is a referral required?:
No
Eligibility criteria:
The Service is for children and young people applying for an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment, those undergoing Statutory Assessment for an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment, those with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan, their parents and carers and those working with them.
How is the service provided?:
  • Telephone
  • Post
  • Email
  • Face to face
  • Helpline
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
Service operates in the following neighbouring local authorities:
  • Cheshire West and Chester
Additional Local Authority Areas:
Private and Independent Providers across the country

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Weekdays only
Opening Times - Monday:
08.30 - 17.00
Opening Times - Tuesday:
08.30 - 17.00
Opening Times - Wednesday:
08.30 - 17.00
Opening Times - Thursday:
08.30 - 17.00
Opening Times - Friday:
08.30 - 16.30
Opening Times - Saturday:
Closed
Opening Times - Sunday:
Closed
Additional Opening Times:

This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Statutory Assessment Service Business Support Team
Telephone:
01625 378042
Fax:
01625 383820
Email:
senteam@cheshireeast.gov.uk