Support and guidance for schools during COVID-19 (SEND)

SEND services are continuing to support you.

The Educational Psychology Team, Inclusion and Intervention Team, Outreach Team, SEND Casework Team and Children with Disabilities Team are continuing to offer their services, operating within the government guidelines and through making the most of technology throughout the Covid-19 period.

For all enquiries, information and advice for both families and professionals supporting children and young people with SEND, the SEND Support Line is open every weekday 8.30am – 4.30pm. Contact us on 01908 657825. Please also use this line for queries relating to SEND processes (including for children and young people with EHCPs).

For the latest information, guidance and support and training events, please visit our SEND Local Offer web page and follow the Local Offer Facebook page.

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Children with EHC Plans

All colleagues across education, health and social care are continuing to work together to support children and young people with EHC Plans to access provision as detailed on their EHCP. All professionals involved in supporting the child or young person, including those considered as being vulnerable with a social worker, will work collaboratively ensuring that appropriate adjustments are in place as required to effectively manage any considered risks in relation to the Coronavirus.

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Mainstream SEND provision

The MKC Inclusion and Intervention Team is providing ongoing support and advice to SENCos in mainstream settings and schools. To reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission, all consultations are ordinarily being held using MS Teams. Direct support in settings, schools and homes is being offered where this work is considered as being essential and where using technology would not be as effective.

SENCos should initially access advice and support using the SEND Support Line. Please contact: SENDSupport@milton-keynes.gov.uk or phone 01908 657825. The SEND Support Line also continues to be accessible for parents, carers and other professionals supporting children and young people with SEND.

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Last Updated: 8 March 2021