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Essay on Co-ordination of Services in Social Care

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Co-ordination of Services in Social Care

My setting is linked with SENCO (Special Education Needs Co-ordinater) and Ofsted to ensure the child receives the rights it deserves i.e. education. In the project I am to show how the role of each service and how it is linked to my setting.

Each year, parents of children with disabilities have the important responsibility of working with school personnel to develop an appropriate educational program individualised to their child's needs.

With the increase the increase in inclusive practices and a growing awareness of the rights of all children, perceptions of special educational needs (SEN) are changing in the community in general and in education
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ROLE OF the SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS CO-ORDINATOR (SENCO)

General

1. Is responsible for the day to day operation of the school's SEN policy

2. Is responsible for answering requests for advice from teachers

3. Is responsible for the co-ordination of provision, including liaison with all teachers involved.

4. Is responsible for maintaining SEN register for all pupils with special needs.

5. Is responsible for establishing and contributing to SEN inset training

6. Is responsible for liaison with external agencies

When a child is identified (Stage 1):

1. The SENCO should ensure child is placed on register.

2. The SENCO should help and advise the class teacher on assessing the child

At Stage 2:

1. The SENCO is primarily responsible for assessing, planning, monitoring and reviewing child's provision and progress.

2. The SENCO should consult with outside agencies involved with the child.

3. The SENCO with the classroom teacher, should draw up an Education Plan (EP)

At Stage 3:

1. The SENCO still takes a leading role but shares responsibility for the child with the external specialist services.

2. The SENCO should inform the ELB when a child moves to stage 3.

3. The SENCO will work with the external specialists and the classroom teacher to draw up
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