This referral pathway is for a child or young person who, because of their physical or mental health, are medically unfit to attend school for a period of more than 20 days. The service also supports school age mothers and will consider other exceptional circumstances where necessary.
Circumstances requiring support due to expulsion or behavioural concerns are dealt with by Primary and Post Primary Behaviour Support & Provisions.
Referred children and young people can access this support with or without a Statement of SEN.
The referral pathway and associated information required is related to the level and complexity of need. Where there is appropriate medical evidence to meet the criteria for support, school can apply for ETA via the 3-step referral process.
Schools are reminded of the graduated approach to supporting their children and young people with SEN under the new SEN Framework and SEN Code of Practice: Identification, Assessment and Provision by Schools.