How to access Primary Behaviour Support

How to get support for a child or young person.

How is a child referred to the Primary Behaviour Support and Provisions Service?

Support from the Service occurs after a referral from a school or educational setting. Referrals for intensive pupil intervention will require engagement with EA Education Psychology Service, however, early pupil intervention can be requested by schools without the requirement for consultation with the EA Educational Psychology Service.

The Educational Psychologist’s input, either through a consultation or assessment, will detail your child’s strengths, the impact of their social, behavioural, emotional and wellbeing difficulties and their educational needs. We will consult with your child’s school, as well as speaking to you, as parents or carers if necessary. From this we will produce a tailored support programme.

If you think your child has a learning need, you can talk to a number of professionals for advice including medical or social care professionals, the 
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) in their school or one of their teachers if they attend a pre-school.

We can support children and young people with or without a Statement of Special Educational Needs.

Can a parent or carer refer a child or young person to this Service?

You can’t currently refer your child to the Primary Behaviour Support and Provisions Service.  The referral must be made via your child’s school.

If you have a concern about your child, speak to their teacher or a healthcare professional such as a GP or social worker, who will be able to provide advice and guidance on the issue. 

How is a Child or Young Person Referred to the Primary Behaviour Support and Provisions Service?

Schools and educational settings can request support from the service by referring directly to the Service.

For more details on to how to access support from the Service see our Making a Referral and Timeline and Criteria information. 

What Happens Following a Referral to the Primary Behaviour Support and Provisions Service?

The Service is made up of a regional team of support staff, officers and teachers.

We will consult with your child’s school, as well as speaking to you, as parents or carers, if necessary.

Once a referral is received, the information is reviewed and a decision is made on the level of support required to meet the needs described.  

What level of support will my child receive?

For many children and young people with SEN, their specific needs can be met within their educational setting.

The support provided by our Service is based on the specific needs of each child. If support is required, we can provide resources, training, advice and guidance for schools. The Service can provide relevant signposting and guidance to parents and carers. We can also provide support for your child or young person where applicable.

Support can be provided with or without a Statement of Special Educational Needs being in place.

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